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Appendix 6. Papua New Guinea

Appendix 6. Papua New Guinea »

Source: Resilience and Growth in the Small States of the Pacific

Series: Books

Author(s): Hoe Khor , Roger Kronenberg , and Patrizia Tumbarello

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 August 2016

ISBN: 9781513507521

Keywords: Pacific islands, small states, natural disasters, climate change, foreign aid, resilience, dispersion, distance, remoteness, fisheries

Papua New Guinea is the largest of the Pacific island countries, with a population of about 7.5 million and a land area of 462,800 square kilometers (about the s...

Appendix 7. Samoa

Appendix 7. Samoa »

Source: Resilience and Growth in the Small States of the Pacific

Series: Books

Author(s): Hoe Khor , Roger Kronenberg , and Patrizia Tumbarello

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 August 2016

ISBN: 9781513507521

Keywords: Pacific islands, small states, natural disasters, climate change, foreign aid, resilience, dispersion, distance, remoteness, fisheries

Samoa’s 193,000 people live on four islands in the South Pacific about halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand and northeast of Fiji. The capital, Apia, is in Upo...

Appendix 8. The Solomon Islands

Appendix 8. The Solomon Islands »

Source: Resilience and Growth in the Small States of the Pacific

Series: Books

Author(s): Hoe Khor , Roger Kronenberg , and Patrizia Tumbarello

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 August 2016

ISBN: 9781513507521

Keywords: Pacific islands, small states, natural disasters, climate change, foreign aid, resilience, dispersion, distance, remoteness, fisheries

The Solomon Islands has the second largest land area among Pacific island countries after Papua New Guinea. Some 80 percent of the population of 615,000 lives in...

Appendix 9. Timor-Leste

Appendix 9. Timor-Leste »

Source: Resilience and Growth in the Small States of the Pacific

Series: Books

Author(s): Hoe Khor , Roger Kronenberg , and Patrizia Tumbarello

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 August 2016

ISBN: 9781513507521

Keywords: Pacific islands, small states, natural disasters, climate change, foreign aid, resilience, dispersion, distance, remoteness, fisheries

Timor-Leste, the eastern half of the island of Timor, has a land area of about 15,000 square kilometers. Its territory also includes the nearby islands of Atauro...

Appendix 10. Tonga

Appendix 10. Tonga »

Source: Resilience and Growth in the Small States of the Pacific

Series: Books

Author(s): Hoe Khor , Roger Kronenberg , and Patrizia Tumbarello

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 August 2016

ISBN: 9781513507521

Keywords: Pacific islands, small states, natural disasters, climate change, foreign aid, resilience, dispersion, distance, remoteness, fisheries

Tonga is a Polynesian state and an archipelago comprising 176 islands with a surface area of about 750 square kilometers scattered over 700,000 square kilometers...

Appendix 11. Tuvalu

Appendix 11. Tuvalu »

Source: Resilience and Growth in the Small States of the Pacific

Series: Books

Author(s): Hoe Khor , Roger Kronenberg , and Patrizia Tumbarello

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 August 2016

ISBN: 9781513507521

Keywords: Pacific islands, small states, natural disasters, climate change, foreign aid, resilience, dispersion, distance, remoteness, fisheries

Tuvalu, a Polynesian island nation in the Pacific, has nine small coral islands with total land area of just 26 square kilometers. It has a population of about 1...

Appendix 12. Vanuatu

Appendix 12. Vanuatu »

Source: Resilience and Growth in the Small States of the Pacific

Series: Books

Author(s): Hoe Khor , Roger Kronenberg , and Patrizia Tumbarello

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 August 2016

ISBN: 9781513507521

Keywords: Pacific islands, small states, natural disasters, climate change, foreign aid, resilience, dispersion, distance, remoteness, fisheries

Vanuatu’s 82 islands, 65 of them inhabited, cover a distance of some 1,300 kilometers separating the outermost islands. About a quarter of Vanuatu’s estimated po...

Chapter 1. Economic Growth in the Pacific Island Countries—Challenges, Constraints, and Policy Responses

Chapter 1. Economic Growth in the Pacific Island Countries—Challenges, Constraints, and Policy Responses »

Source: Resilience and Growth in the Small States of the Pacific

Series: Books

Author(s): Hoe Khor , Roger Kronenberg , and Patrizia Tumbarello

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 August 2016

ISBN: 9781513507521

Keywords: Pacific islands, small states, natural disasters, climate change, foreign aid, resilience, dispersion, distance, remoteness, fisheries

Economic growth among the Pacific island countries (PICs) has lagged most peer groups for more than a decade. This chapter provides an overview of the policy issues and challenges faced by these countries, a...

Chapter 2. Raising Potential Growth and Enhancing Resilience to Shocks

Chapter 2. Raising Potential Growth and Enhancing Resilience to Shocks »

Source: Resilience and Growth in the Small States of the Pacific

Series: Books

Author(s): Hoe Khor , Roger Kronenberg , and Patrizia Tumbarello

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 August 2016

ISBN: 9781513507521

Keywords: Pacific islands, small states, natural disasters, climate change, foreign aid, resilience, dispersion, distance, remoteness, fisheries

The small states of the Asia and Pacific region face unique challenges in raising their growth potential and living standards. Small populations, geographical isolation and dispersion, narrow export and prod...

Chapter 3. Building Resilience in the Pacific Island Countries

Chapter 3. Building Resilience in the Pacific Island Countries »

Source: Resilience and Growth in the Small States of the Pacific

Series: Books

Author(s): Hoe Khor , Roger Kronenberg , and Patrizia Tumbarello

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 August 2016

ISBN: 9781513507521

Keywords: Pacific islands, small states, natural disasters, climate change, foreign aid, resilience, dispersion, distance, remoteness, fisheries

Many studies on small island states focus on their economic vulnerability and conclude that, as a group, these countries are highly exposed to the harmful effects of external shocks. 1...