Research Projects

    The following is a list of some of our current projects at the Institute. This list is not exhaustive—see our research reports and annual research publications pages for more of our outputs and analysis.

    Governance & Political Innovation Projects


    Our goal is to improve the effectiveness and inclusiveness of governance and connectivity across corporate, government and non-government sectors.

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    Education & Capacity Building Projects


    Our goal is to build the capacity of current and future citizens to thoughtfully and productively participate in the creation of sustainable and just tropical communities and societies.

    Education projects

    Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Futures Projects

    Our goal is to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander empowerment and prosperity across health, education, employment, housing, law, justice, language and culture.

    ATSI projects

    Language & Culture Projects

    Our goal is to support cultural expression, creativity, identity and the preservation and documentation of tropical cultural and linguistic heritage.

    Language & culture projects

    Regional Economic Development Projects

    Our goal is to promote stronger economic development and diversification of industry to sustain livelihoods in the tropics.


    Regional economic development projects

    Social Justice & Wellbeing Projects

    Our goal is to assist communities to respond to social and environmental change and increase social inclusion through projects committed to social justice, health and wellbeing.

    Wellbeing projects

    Sustainable International Development Projects

    Our goal is to strengthen Australia’s engagement with our neighbours in the Asia-Pacific to meet international sustainable development goals.

    Sustainable projects

    Tropical Planning, Resource Development & Design Projects

    Our goal is to contribute to more sustainable built and natural environments through innovative and culturally appropriate approaches to planning, management and design.

    Tropical planning projects

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