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The Region in Review: International Issues and Events, 2001

The Region in Review: International Issues and Events, 2001 This review assesses recent economic trends with particular emphasis on changes to official development assistance strategies and the regional freetrade agenda. These issues are examined from different perspectives including those of donors, the Pacific Islands Forum, and nongovernment organizations (n g os) in the field. In particular, a milestone was reached at the Forum with the signing of the Pacific Islands Countries Trade Agreement. In relation to aid, Australia has developed a unique strategy for exporting its refugee problem by inducing island states to host detention centers. The merits of the now infamous "Pacific Solution" are assessed. Finally, developments in West Papua are examined, as this has significant ramifications for human rights and regional security. It is well nigh impossible to obtain reliable economic statistics from the Pacific Island countries for the immediately preceding year. Discussions of economic performance and trends must therefore rely on data up to two years old. Moreover, it is not particularly instructive to merely examine economic indicators from one year in isolation. For these reasons, the following analysis draws on statistics collected in the late 1990s to ascertain broad patterns and their significance. In recent years several of the region's major donors--including Australia, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

The Region in Review: International Issues and Events, 2001

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 14 (2) – Jan 7, 2002

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This review assesses recent economic trends with particular emphasis on changes to official development assistance strategies and the regional freetrade agenda. These issues are examined from different perspectives including those of donors, the Pacific Islands Forum, and nongovernment organizations (n g os) in the field. In particular, a milestone was reached at the Forum with the signing of the Pacific Islands Countries Trade Agreement. In relation to aid, Australia has developed a unique strategy for exporting its refugee problem by inducing island states to host detention centers. The merits of the now infamous "Pacific Solution" are assessed. Finally, developments in West Papua are examined, as this has significant ramifications for human rights and regional security. It is well nigh impossible to obtain reliable economic statistics from the Pacific Island countries for the immediately preceding year. Discussions of economic performance and trends must therefore rely on data up to two years old. Moreover, it is not particularly instructive to merely examine economic indicators from one year in isolation. For these reasons, the following analysis draws on statistics collected in the late 1990s to ascertain broad patterns and their significance. In recent years several of the region's major donors--including Australia,

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jan 7, 2002

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