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Fiji futuring - connectivity and development

Robertson, Robert T. (2006) Fiji futuring - connectivity and development. Pacific Economic Bulletin, 21 (2). pp. 22-35. ISSN 0817-8038

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Sustainable economic growth requires both vertical and horizontal linkages. In Fiji these linkages have often been missing, with the result that the impact of even significant economic sectors has been more palliative than energising. Combined with political instability, this weakness has created new realities that Fiji finds difficult to confront. With no possibility of deriving strong sustainable growth from its immediate region or from meagre inflows of foreign direct investment, Fiji must?at least in the short term?look instead to inter-sectoral connectivity to drive creativity and growth. This means ending the culture of 1987, drawing strength from its diaspora, and targeting labour mobility to promote sectors with the greatest potential for growth. Above all, it means riding on the strength of its most successful economic sector, tourism, in order to diversify and deepen economic activity. This paper proposes two activities that can assist to drive both urban and rural growth: embedded tourism and horticulture.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Government, Development and International Affairs
Depositing User: Ms Neha Harakh
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2006 19:40
Last Modified: 14 May 2012 05:25

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