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14 Samoa

14 Samoa »

Source: Pacific Island Economies

Series: Books

Author(s): Christopher Browne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2006

ISBN: 9781589065161

Keywords: remittances, exchange rate, balance of payments, public debt, expenditure

Lamin Leigh Samoa consists of nine islands in the South Pacific, the two largest of which are Upolu, where the capital, Apia, is located, and Savai’i, which has a total land a...

Overview of Regional Economic Performance and Prospects

Overview of Regional Economic Performance and Prospects »

Source: Pacific Island Economies

Series: Books

Author(s): Christopher Browne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2006

ISBN: 9781589065161

Keywords: remittances, exchange rate, balance of payments, public debt, expenditure

Christopher Browne The island countries of the Pacific region face many challenges in developing their economies and raising living standard...

7 Options for Alternative Exchange RateArrangements

7 Options for Alternative Exchange RateArrangements »

Source: Pacific Island Economies

Series: Books

Author(s): Christopher Browne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2006

ISBN: 9781589065161

Keywords: remittances, exchange rate, balance of payments, public debt, expenditure

Susan Creane, Jun Il Kim, and Laura Papi, with assistance from Agnes Isnawangsih 1 The question of what exchange rate regime best fits...

2 Public Sector Activities

2 Public Sector Activities »

Source: Pacific Island Economies

Series: Books

Author(s): Christopher Browne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2006

ISBN: 9781589065161

Keywords: remittances, exchange rate, balance of payments, public debt, expenditure

Christopher Browne and Edimon Ginting Large and pervasive public sectors characterize the Pacific island countries. Despite the fact that low levels of private sector activity...

5 Remittances and Migration

5 Remittances and Migration »

Source: Pacific Island Economies

Series: Books

Author(s): Christopher Browne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2006

ISBN: 9781589065161

Keywords: remittances, exchange rate, balance of payments, public debt, expenditure

Christopher Browne Remittances to developing countries have grown steadily over the past three decades. In many countries, they now constitute the largest single source of for...

3 Private Sector Development

3 Private Sector Development »

Source: Pacific Island Economies

Series: Books

Author(s): Christopher Browne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2006

ISBN: 9781589065161

Keywords: remittances, exchange rate, balance of payments, public debt, expenditure

Christopher Browne and Jong Kyu Lee Private sector activity in the Pacific island countries is a small share of GDP and has increased only modestly in recent years. The privat...

11 Micronesia

11 Micronesia »

Source: Pacific Island Economies

Series: Books

Author(s): Christopher Browne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2006

ISBN: 9781589065161

Keywords: remittances, exchange rate, balance of payments, public debt, expenditure

Charles Kramer The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) comprises about 600 islands, stretching 1,800 miles across the central Pacific. The total landmass of about 700,000 squ...

6 The Pacific Islands and the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union: A Comparative Review

6 The Pacific Islands and the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union: A Comparative Review »

Source: Pacific Island Economies

Series: Books

Author(s): Christopher Browne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2006

ISBN: 9781589065161

Keywords: remittances, exchange rate, balance of payments, public debt, expenditure

Valeria Fichera Claims that similarities among small island developing countries call for the implementation of similar development strategies and underlying economic policies...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Pacific Island Economies

Series: Books

Author(s): Christopher Browne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2006

ISBN: 9781589065161

Keywords: remittances, exchange rate, balance of payments, public debt, expenditure

The Pacific island region has considerable potential for development, especially in the areas of tourism, fisheries, forestry, mining, and agriculture. However, these countries face many challenges to developing th...