An educated, healthy and wealthy Vanuatu - 30th Anniversary of Independence


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Date & time

Tuesday 03 August 2010


Conference Room, Reserve Bank building, Port Vila , Vanuatu


Patrick de Fontenay


Maree Tait
6125 4700

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After a decade of stagnation, Vanuatu has recorded 6 years of rapid growth since 2003, mainly due to growth in the tourism and construction sectors fostered by successful reforms, political reforms, political and macroeconomic stability and donors’ assistance. With a population growing by 2.8 percent annually and emigration possibilities still very limited, Vanuatu has no choice but to aim for continued fast growth. Tourism is the clearest choice for such growth, but more rapid growth in agriculture would have the greatest impact on poverty reduction and employment. Faster growth in agriculture and elsewhere will require further infrastructure building, a political and business climate favourable to foreign investment and reforms in some key areas on which private sector development depends.

This survey is published in the just released Pacific Economic Bulletin, Volume 25 Number 2, 2010-08-02.

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