Independent Research and Analysis

Building a resilient and prosperous Tonga

Our Mission

To aid policy and decision making and to build capacities for a more sustainable and secure Tonga

The Royal Oceania Institute (ROI) exists to provide strategic solutions founded on independent, non-partisan, research and analysis to advance Pacific centred interests in the region. During an age of global uncertainty where prevailing conditions challenge the economy, security and environment of Pacific island nations, ROI is deeply committed to supporting key actors in the government; civil society and business communities to safely navigate both domestic challenges and those faced on the world stage.


Our Aim

We aim to provide an inclusive and homegrown platform that encourages and fosters the next generation of interdisciplinary leaders, academics and policy makers. We aspire to create an enabling environment for political and policy consensus. ROI looks to facilitate the forging of new strategic alliances for mutual cooperation whilst reinforcing existing partnerships.


constructive initiatives that ensure open, free, robust and inclusive policy dialogues.


independent research and analysis that advances Pacific centred interests in the region.


sustainable solutions with lasting positive impacts on the Pacific region and it’s people.


new ideas and choices to help shape our own narrative in the global discourse.


conventional wisdom to overcome persistent obstacles in achieving sustainable development.