Pattern of economic development in the Republic of Kiribati

Ali, Elliot. (1998). Pattern of economic development in the Republic of Kiribati Master's Thesis, School of Economics, The University of Queensland.

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Author Ali, Elliot.
Thesis Title Pattern of economic development in the Republic of Kiribati
School, Centre or Institute School of Economics
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1998
Thesis type Master's Thesis
Total pages 92
Language eng
Subjects 14 Economics
Formatted abstract
Economic development and planning is recognized as a key to survival in many of the Developing countries where a lot of people still live in desperate poverty. Since the end of World War II, economic development and planning has become highly fashionable and also widely accepted as a tool for achieving rapid economic growth and development.

In spite of the adoption of economic development and planning practices, many of the developing countries have shown very little progress in achieving rapid economic growth and development. This study review some of the General Theories of economic development and development planning in an attempt to highlight some of the concerns that these designed concepts to tackle the economic problems of the developing world may be suitable to only a few developing countries' economic situations. The main purpose of discussing some of these theories in this study is to provide a background to the major focus of the paper.

In light of the above, the study attempts to critically review the pattern of economic development in Kiribati since becoming an independent nation in 1979. Being very small, isolated and lack of natural resources, etc., Kiribati presents an interesting case in coping with its economic and social aspirations and needs. Only the major economic and social issues considered important by Kiribati and the level of its progress are deliberated in this study.

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