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An economic survey of northern Sulawesi: Turning weaknesses into strengths under regional autonomy

Sondakh, Lucky; Jones, Gavin


The separation of North Sulawesi and Gorontalo into two provinces in 2001 complicated the issue of making regional autonomy work for northern Sulawesi, a region far removed from Indonesia's centre of power. Although the region had come through the economic crisis relatively well, the over-reliance on coconuts and the lack of a focus for dynamic development remained a challenge. Tourism, mining and services were the most dynamic sectors but, for different reasons, none of these sectors can be...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies
DOI: 10.1080/0007491032000142755


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