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A rural development model for the Fiji islands

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Frame of Image LOPMENT MODEL FOR THE FIJI ISLANDS
By
Veniana Qica Namosimalua
What type of society did our people envisage when ties with the British colonialists were severed 39 years ago? One would not be far off the mark if the answer to that question was a developed society. So what does it take for a nation to develop? It needs to modernize to be in a state of development which in turn is about improving life conditions.
After 39 years of independence the Fiji Islands continues to suffer from the challenges of development. There is a huge gap between the urban and rural sectors with development mostly concentrated in the urban areas. This study is an attempt at understanding why development has been slow or stagnant in the rural sector. While there have been explanations as to the possible reasons for this state of affairs, such as the decline in the sugar industry and the absence of land reform initiatives, this study specifically focuses on the rural development machinery in the Ministry of Provincial Development and Multi-Ethnic Affairs as a possible contributing factor to the slow growth in rural development.
In this study the review of the literature discusses theories of rural development which throw some light on the objects of rural development in given societies. The general
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lack of information on rural development specifically in Fiji is admitted, except for, however, a study that was undertaken by Dubsky (1986) on the general administration of rural development in the coun


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Title A rural development model for the Fiji islands
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Material Type Reports
Author(English)

Namosimalua, Veniana Qica

Publisher

[Seoul]:KDI School of Public Policy and Management

Date 2010
Pages 76
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Territorial Development < National Land Development
Holding KDI School of Public Policy and Management