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Welcome to Business Melanesia magazine

Welcome to Business Melanesia magazine | Pacific Economics & Development | Scoop.it
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A new publication for those in business in Melanesia - or who would like to be...looking forward to reading some interesting pieces here

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The potholed road to prosperity

The potholed road to prosperity | Pacific Economics & Development | Scoop.it
Vanuatu’s situation is improving, but its next steps could make or break the economy, writes Dan McGarry
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Dan McGarry looks at some of the development challenges facing Vanuatu

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Mainstream economics doesn't work in the Solomon Islands (or anywhere else)

Mainstream economics doesn't work in the Solomon Islands (or anywhere else) | Pacific Economics & Development | Scoop.it
I was lucky enough to spend the last two weeks working in Solomon Islands. My colleagues and I flew from Honiara to Munda in New Georgia, a remote island toward the border with Papua New Guinea. Th...
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Dan Gay explains why grand economic theory doesn't always travel well with particular reference to Solomon Islands

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Development economics in the Vanuatu context: one size doesn’t fit all | Devpolicy Blog from the Development Policy Centre

Development economics in the Vanuatu context: one size doesn’t fit all | Devpolicy Blog from the Development Policy Centre | Pacific Economics & Development | Scoop.it
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A summary of a recent 'Devpacific Dialogues' event held in Port Vila in which Dan Gay presented on the need for reflexivity in development economics generally and in Vanuatu in particular

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Development economics in the Vanuatu context: one size doesn't fit all

Development economics in the Vanuatu context: one size doesn't fit all | Pacific Economics & Development | Scoop.it
The following is based on a talk I gave with Devpacific last Thursday in Vanuatu. In a passage from his famous work The General Theory of Employment, Interest  and Money, John Maynard Keynes presen...
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Pacific Conversations: the economy of Samoa with Kolone Vaai | Devpolicy Blog from the Development Policy Centre

Pacific Conversations: the economy of Samoa with Kolone Vaai | Devpolicy Blog from the Development Policy Centre | Pacific Economics & Development | Scoop.it
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It was great to be able to chat with Kolone and get his insights about the Samoan economy. His thoughts on opportunities presented by young people 'returning' from the diaspora were particularly striking

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In conversation with Odo Tevi on the Vanuatu economy | Devpolicy Blog from the Development Policy Centre

In conversation with Odo Tevi on the Vanuatu economy | Devpolicy Blog from the Development Policy Centre | Pacific Economics & Development | Scoop.it
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I have a lot of economists in my life (not sure why)...and one of my favourites is Odo Tevi, former governor of the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu so it was great to catch up with him for the Pacific Conversations series

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Tonga faces backlog of reforms in trade policy | Matangi Tonga

Tonga faces backlog of reforms in trade policy | Matangi Tonga | Pacific Economics & Development | Scoop.it
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The first review since accession to the WTO of the trade environment has been undertaken in Geneva and the news is not great (neither is it particularly surprising)

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Building Resilience in Vanuatu and Solomon Islands

Building Resilience in Vanuatu and Solomon Islands | Pacific Economics & Development | Scoop.it
In the messy world of policy delivery, identifying vulnerability remains easier than building resilience
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Mark Evans examines the importance of institutional capacity in relation to agricultural policy in countries such as Vanuatu and Solomon Islands

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The untold story of the Pacific Islands

The untold story of the Pacific Islands | Pacific Economics & Development | Scoop.it
An article I wrote on the Guardian Development Professionals website: The untold story of the Pacific Islands Dan Gay A dead pig lolls among the flotsam on South Tarawa beach. No children play in t...
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Dan Gay looks at some of the impacts of orthodox approaches to economic development have affected countries in the Pacific island region

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Pacific seasonal worker arrivals up, but look set to fall short | Devpolicy Blog from the Development Policy Centre

Pacific seasonal worker arrivals up, but look set to fall short | Devpolicy Blog from the Development Policy Centre | Pacific Economics & Development | Scoop.it
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Agriculture in Samoa: changing farmers mindset is only one part of the solution

Agriculture in Samoa: changing farmers mindset is only one part of the solution | Pacific Economics & Development | Scoop.it
Samoa’s underperforming agriculture continues to invite comment and prescription.
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A robust assessment of government policy in this sector

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Rising fiscal pressures in the Pacific in 2014, says ADB

The latest Pacific Economic Monitor from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) flags increasing fiscal pressures in a number of Pacific economies in 2014.
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I will be preparing a 'Pacific predictions' blog over the holiday period, but the ADB have got in on the act early...

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