Indo-Pacific Program

Building a sustainable, prosperous and peaceful Indo-Pacific through collaboration and leadership

The Indo-Pacific program fosters collaboration between governments, the private sector, and civil society to tackle the toughest policy challenges facing the region.

We build cooperative strategies that target key issues, particularly forced migration and climate change.

The Centre for Policy Development Indo-Pacific Program develops more effective, durable and dignified approaches to migration and resettlement, and promotes a swift, just and orderly energy transition in the region.

We produce research reports and briefing papers, and coordinate crucial regional forums for candid discussions between leaders across nations and sectors. These include the Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration and the Australia-Indonesia Energy Transition Policy Dialogue.

The Indo-Pacific Program has played a critical role in responses to migration crises through its work with the Bali Process and a peer-learning platform to develop alternatives to the detention of children.

The program was an official energy transition partner of the Republic of Indonesia for their G20 Presidency in 2022 and as ASEAN Chair in 2023.

Indo-Pacific Program experts

Indo-Pacific Program recent work

Making Energy Transition Work in Indonesia: Bridging The Gap Between Policy and Practice is a policy briefing paper prepared by the Energy Transition Policy Development Forum.
The Third Australia-Indonesia Energy Transition Policy Dialogue meeting was held on 27 October to discuss how the ASEAN and Australia relationship can foster regional energy transition collaboration.
The ASEAN Energy Business Forum (AEBF), was held in Bali on 25 August 2023. The Centre for Policy Development produced an event at the forum titled Investing in Energy Transition in Indonesia.

Indo-Pacific Program in the media

Ruddy Gobel discusses the significant access gaps to energy subsidies in Indonesia and recommends a fundamental shift from commodity-based subsidy policy to direct household subsidies to remove barriers to access.
Ruddy Gobel discusses the significant policy challenges Indonesia faces in its decarbonisation plans and journey to net zero emissions.
The transition to net zero carbon emissions is both the most significant challenge facing our region, and a major opportunity for Australia’s economic relations with South-East Asia, according to the Federal Government’s South-East Asia Economic Strategy to 2040, released today
The Secretariat of the Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration (ADFM) welcomes the leadership and cooperation shown by the Bali Process Co-Chairs in their decision at the 8th Bali Process Ministerial Meeting in Adelaide to trigger the Bali Process Consultation Mechanism. 
CEO of the Centre for Policy Development Andrew Hudson, who heads an advisory panel to the Bali Process, told the ABC that Bali Process nations had to take rapid action to tackle the crisis.

Indo-Pacific Program related initiatives

Advancing humane, practical alternatives to child detention in the Indo-Pacific
Building a just energy transition in the Indo-Pacific
Pursuing more effective, durable and dignified approaches to forced migration in the Indo-Pacific

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