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Development Problems and Prospects in Pacific Islands States
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Editors: Biman Prasad (Dept. of Economics, The Univ. of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji Islands); K.C. Roy (School of Economics, The Univ. of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia),
Book Description:
Pacific Island countries are undergoing fundamental political and economic changes due to the process of globalization. Many of them are struggling to come to grips with the global economic challenges of participating in a world of freer trade. Their smallness, distance from the major markets and vulnerability to natural disasters presents special challenges. Globalisation, however, also provides a window of opportunity for some of them to improve their economic growth performance through increasing exports, investment and technological advancement and labour mobility. This book deals with a number of important issues relevant for improving the economic growth performances of the Pacific Island countries. Good governance, developing appropriate and quality institutions to promote investment and exports are major challenges for most of them. In addition, the volume also provides case studies discussing the role of foreign aid, remittances and labour mobility, role of the agricultural sector, role of the informal sector, management of public finances, and the state of the public sector reform.

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Preface

Chapter 1 - Growth and Development in the Pacific Islands: An Overview of Issues; pp. 1-7
(Biman Prasad and Kartick Roy)

Chapter 2 - Globalisation and the Economic Future of Small Isolated Nations, Particularly in the Pacific; pp. 9-21
(Clem Tisdell)

Chapter 3 - The Pacific Plan and Labour Mobility; pp. 23-30
(Robbie Robertson)

Chapter 4 - Supply-Side Constraints to Export-Led Growth in Selected Pacific Island Countries; pp. 31-52
(Yenteshwar Ram, Biman Prasad and Ron Duncan)

Chapter 5 - Macro-structural Determinants of Development Banking Role in Small Island Economies: A Methodological Framework; pp. 53-70
(Maya D. Sharma and Uriam Timiti)

Chapter 6 - Aid, Remittances and the Informal Economy of Pacific Islands: A Development Governance Perspective; pp. 71-90
(Cathrin Thodock)

Chapter 7 - E-Governance in the Pacific Islands: Entrenching Good Governance and Sustainable Development by Promoting ICT Strategies Based on the Right to Information; pp. 91-107
(Indra J. Mistry and Charmaine Rodrigues)

Chapter 8 - ICT-Based Distance Education for Gender Equality in the Pacific Islands; pp. 109-120
(Pramila Devi)

Chapter 9 - Pacific Islands Parliamentary websites: A Preliminary Survey; pp. 121-136
(Graham Hassall)

Chapter 10 - Public Finance Management in Fiji: Issues of Governance and Growth; pp. 137-155
(Amani Manovi and Mahendra Reddy)

Chapter 11 - The Management of Public Debt and Economic Growth in Fiji: An Empirical Study; pp. 157-166
(Ajay Chandra and T.K. Jayaraman)

Chapter 12 - Transition to Market Economy in Fiji: Theory,
Policy and Evidence; pp. 167-188
(Rukmani Gounder)

Chapter 13 - Modelling Electricity Consumption for the Fiji Islands; pp. 189-195
(Paresh K. Narayan and Baljeet Singh)

Chapter 14 - Estimating the Size of the Fiji Islands Agricultural Sector; pp. 197-213
(Phillip Hone, Henry Haszler and Apenisa Tuicakau)

Chapter 15 - Total Factor Productivity Growth in Pacific Island Economies: Case Study of Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Samoa;
pp. 215-228
(Mahendra Reddy, Nilesh Kumar and Yogesh Karan)

Chapter 16 - The Third Sector and Social Development in Small Island States: The Constraints and Opportunities in Fiji Islands;
pp. 229-244
(Manoranjan Mohanty)

Chapter 17 - Towards Better Governance: Fijiís Recent Reform Experiences; pp. 245-258
(Mohammed, H. Rahman and Alka Ashwini)

Chapter 18 - A Macroeconomic Model for Fiji; pp. 259-279
(Rup Singh)

Chapter 19 - Development Experiences in the Pacific Islands;
pp. 281-286
(Biman Prasad and Kartick Roy)

Index

   Series:
      Readings in World Development (Series Editor: K.C. Roy - University of Queensland, Australia)
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2007
   ISBN: 1-60021-793-1
   Status: AV
  
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