Pacific Island Nations: How Viable are their Economies?
This report asks whether all small Pacific Island nations are waging a losing battle in their attempts to create more self-supporting economies. Development economists frequently argue that with the right policies in place and necessary reforms implemented, any nation, whatever its limitations, can develop a successful economy. In this report, the author looks at the record to find out how the Pacific Island nations have fared in this respect since independence.
© 2012 East-West Center (EWC)
Francis X Hezel