Poverty in the Pacific Islands

Clem Tisdell (Professor of Economics, The University of Queensland, Australia)

International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy

ISSN: 0144-333X

Publication date: 1 December 2000


Examines the socio‐economic situation of the least developed Pacific Island nations (Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Samoa, Tuvalu and Kiribati) and the type of economics development advice which they have been given in recent years. Suggests that this advice was based on neo‐classical models and was insensitive to the institutional and cultural backgrounds of these countries. Argues that because of the insensitivity, proposed policies may be doomed and could result in further economic hardship.



Tisdell, C. (2000), "Poverty in the Pacific Islands", International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 20 No. 11/12, pp. 74-102. https://doi.org/10.1108/01443330010789296

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