Publication: Archipelagic Economies: Spatial Economic Development in the Pacific
Archipelagic Economies examines the geographic dispersion of Pacific islands’ populations and its socio-economic consequences. The study presents new measures of geographic dispersion that show the uniqueness of the Pacific island countries’ human geography. It offers a closer look at the socio-economic situation of dispersed island populations, the internal movement of people that connects communities across islands, and the political economy landscape that underpins spatial economic policy decisions. A particular focus of this book is on policy options for dealing with the challenges faced by many outer islands – limited economic opportunities, costly service delivery, obstacles to connectivity by sea, air, and ICT, and urbanization in an era of climate change.
“Utz, Robert. 2021. Archipelagic Economies : Spatial Economic Development in the Pacific. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/36749 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”