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Outside-in: a volunteer’s reflections on a Solomon Islands community development program

Higgins, Kate


"Two different worlds exist in the Solomon Islands: the development world - which, in part, Australia has imposed - and the Solomon Islands world, where Solomon Islanders continue to live regardless. That is how it seemed to me during the 15 months I spent from 2005 to 2007 working as an Australian Youth Ambassador for Development (AYAD) in the Solomon Islands, mainly in the Malaita and Temotu Provinces. This paper attempts to raise questions about how these worlds interact, drawing on my...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2008
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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