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The Solomon Islands’ Social Policy Response to Covid-19:Between Wantok and Economic Stimulus Package

Nanau, Gordon and Nanau, Maria (2021) The Solomon Islands’ Social Policy Response to Covid-19:Between Wantok and Economic Stimulus Package. [Professional and Technical Reports]

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    Abstract

    Solomon Islands was caught off guard when Covid-19 was declared a global pandemic. Most of its initial efforts were to ensure that the deadly virus did not venture beyond its borders into the community. As a result, it has only recorded 18 border cases to date (8 February 2021). In Solomon Islands, the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic was mitigated by two main sources: the community and the state. People’s survival and livelihood were primarily supported by a set of relational networks made possible by customary land tenure and social capital at the local level, known as the wantok system. In addition, a plan called the Economic Stimulus Package was at the core of the government’s formal social policy response.

    Item Type: Professional and Technical Reports
    Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
    H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
    H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
    J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
    Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Government, Development and International Affairs
    School of Business and Management (SBM)
    Depositing User: Gordon Nanau
    Date Deposited: 13 May 2021 15:15
    Last Modified: 13 May 2021 15:15
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/12679
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