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Institutional constraints to economic development: The case of native land rights in Fiji

Prasad, Biman C. and Tisdell, C. (1996) Institutional constraints to economic development: The case of native land rights in Fiji. UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

Factors identified as responsible for poor economic performance of Fiji include the slow pace of economic reforms, political uncertainty and the issue of land ownership. Eighty-three percent of the land in Fiji is owned by Melanesian Fijian owners of land and inequality in the distribution of rents to Melanesian Fijians. Other problems include the existence of insecurity of tenure by ethnic Indian farmers, lack of collateral for credit by users of the native land, lack of conservation of and management of the land and, in certain circumstances, high land rents for the the tenants further undermining productivity. Such domestic institutional impediments to effective economic development of Fiji, in the midst of increasing globalisation of the economy, needs to be reviewed.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DU Oceania (South Seas)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Economics
Depositing User: Generic Account
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2013 09:47
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2013 09:47
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/6631
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