Building capacity for research and policy formulation at the South Pacific Central Banks

Founded in 2016, SPCCB is committed to developing capacity for research and policy formulation at the South Pacific Central Banks.  The aims and objectives of the program are founded on the following two basic premises:

  1. that socio-economic development in the region is more likely to occur if there is sustained sound management of the economy; and
  2. that such management is more likely to happen if there is an active, well-informed group of locally based, adequately trained and professional researchers to conduct policy-relevant research.

Accordingly, the objectives of SPCCB include:

  • to build a credible local capacity for policy-oriented research
  • to generate research results for use by policy analysts and policy makers
  • to promote links between research and policy
  • to encourage retention of high quality researchers

Key stakeholders of the program include: Reserve Bank of Australia, Reserve Bank of New Zealand, World Bank, ADB, IMF, DFAT and commercial banks.

Program convenor

Dr Parmendra Sharma

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Program Co-Convenor

Dr Jen-Je Su

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SPCCB is committed to disseminating its remarkable research through a wide range of insightful publications.

Key Partners

Griffith currently has developing capacity MoUs with the central banks of Fiji, PNG, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

You may follow the links below to the respective central bank's web sites.

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Our researchers

Md Shamsul Alam

Md Shamsul Alam

De Montfort University

Alison Baniuri

Alison Baniuri

Reserve Bank of Vanuatu

Arold Bill

Arold Bill

Reserve Bank of Vanuatu

Seruwaia Cagilaba

Reserve Bank of Fiji

Vilimaina Dakai

Reserve Bank of Fiji

Disusu Delana

Reserve Bank of Fiji

Katherine Hunt

Griffith University

Nirodha Jayawardena

Griffith University

Savaira Manoa

Reserve Bank of Fiji

Carl Miller

University of the South Pacific

Son Nghiem

Griffith University

Lan Thanh Nguyen

Griffith University

Mark Ofoi

Mark Ofoi

Bank of Papua New Guinea

Krishal Prasad

Reserve Bank of Fiji

Kalolaini Ranadi

Reserve Bank of Fiji

Eduardo Roca

Griffith University

Parmendra Sharma

Griffith University

Tarlok Singh

Tarlok Singh

Griffith University

Jen-Je Su  

Griffith University

Seci Taleniwesi

Reserve Bank of Fiji

Poasa Werekoro

Reserve Bank of Fiji

Tracey West

Griffith University

Victor Wong

Griffith University

Tingxi (Riven) Zhang

Tingxi (Riven) Zhang

Griffith University

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