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Solomon Islands Is Unprepared toManage a Minerals-Based Economy

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacifc Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Title: Solomon Islands Is Unprepared toManage a Minerals-Based Economy
Author(s): Baines, Graham
Date published: 2015
Publisher: Canberra, ACT : Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University
Series/Report no.: State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) discussion paper series: 2015/6
Now that Solomon Islanders' forests have been depleted (Allen 2011; Bennett 2000) its mineral resources are being seen as a potential base for the economic development of the nation. However, in assessing this prospect from a national economic perspective Haque (2013) comes to the sobering conclusion that ‘even if potential mining investment was to be fully realised, favourable economic outcomes for Solomon Islands are far from assured.
ISSN: 1328-7854


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