Mr Sivendra Michael

Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) PGDip / MCom in Economics, University of the South Pacific., Master of Economics (Hons), PhD (In Progress), University of Auckland

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


Sivendra obtained his Master in Ecoomics (specialisation in Applied Econometrics) from the University of Auckland. His previous research area focused on the nexus of labour and housing market in Auckland. 

Prior to pursuing his PhD, Sivendra worked in various roles for the United Nations International Labor Organisation and the Pacific's preimer development institute - the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat. He is a qualified economist by profession and is a member of Pacific Climate Action group. 

In 2015, he received New Zealand Pacific Scholarship to pursue his Masters and in May 2017 was awarded the Young Global Changer Fellowship for the G20 Summit.  


Research | Current

  • International Development 
  • Climate Change Adaptation 
  • Development Economics 
  • Policy Development 
  • Disaster Risk Reduction 
  • Social Policy - Education and Gender 

Teaching | Current

APN Network Researcher -  Semester 2, 2015 - Current 



Research Excellence Award

  • Awarded Honorary Research Fellow Appointment  - University of East London (January 2017 – January 2019)
  • Awarded Merit for Research Presentation and Publication at IJAS Conference – Harvard University (May, 2014)  
  • Awarded Young Researcher Fellowship by the Oceania Development Network for research contribution to the 12th Global Development Network Conference – Asian Development Bank, Manila (June, 2013)
  • Awarded Excellence for Research Presentation and Publication at the United Nations University / IDEA / UNECA Joint Conference – Belgium (November, 2012)

Academic Excellence

  • Graduated with First Class Honors (Bachelors/Masters)
  • Awarded Graduate Assistantship at University of the South Pacific (Research Office)
  • Awarded Outstanding Performance Award (Outstanding Mentor Award)  - Senior Mentor for Faculty of Business
  • Awarded University Doctoral Scholarship 
  • Past Receipient of NZ Pacific Scholarship 


Areas of expertise

  • International Labor Standards and UN Conventions Reporting
  • Time-series Modelling
  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Public Policy
  • Project Monitoring and Evaluation 
  • Human Rights 

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