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  • 10 Feb 2015
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Pages: 354
Over the past two decades, studies on the migration-development nexus often portray small states as one homogeneous group, ‘developing countries’, without considering their critical and peculiar challenges or inherent vulnerabilities, due mainly to...
  • 31 Mar 2014
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Pages: 213
While the term ‘green economy’ has been widely used at the international level, very little information exists about what the concept looks like in practice. What are the policies required? What are the challenges of implementation at national ...
  • 25 Jul 2012
  • Desmond U. Amosa
  • Pages: 50
SOCIAL POLICIES IN SMALL STATES SERIESThe country case studies and thematic papers in this series examine social policy issues facing small states and the implications for economic development. They show how, despite their inherent vulnerability,...
Samoa’s economy was predominantly driven by the export of agricultural products during the German colonisation period from the 1880s, through the New Zealand occupation between 1914 and 1961, to the early stages of Samoa’s independence up until the ...
During the 1960s and 1970s, increased interest was shown by international organisations such as the United Nations and the Commonwealth Secretariat in small states, and especially in small island developing states (SIDS), and the development...
Since independence, Samoa has constantly highlighted social development as the gateway to prosperity. Hence social policy, both in past years and currently, has been designed so as to advance the living standards of the population. In pursuing this...
More than four decades after gaining independence Samoa is fortunate to be in a socially satisfactory position. While the country still has a long way to go, it at least managed to secure a high international ranking, compared to some of its...
In the years before it achieved independence from New Zealand in 1962, social conditions in Samoa could best be described as primitive. Education, health, housing, social security, sanitation and water supply, while a cause of concern to the colonial...
In the period 2006–2010, Samoa continued to make sound progress in social development, although a mixed performance in economic development was also evident. Real economic growth was 0.6 per cent in 2006 and 6.8 per cent in 2006. There was a downward...
Samoa was the first country in the region to gain independence, largely as a result of New Zealand’s commitment to independence and political stability. However, immediately after independence, the Samoan Government realised it faced a gigantic task....
Samoa (known as Western Samoa until 1990) lies between latitudes 13 and 15°south and longitudes 171 and 173°west. The country is made up of two main islands, Savai’i and Upolu, and two small islands, Apolima and Manono, together with several other...
Social policy in Samoa in terms of its design and subsequent success is heavily contingent on a network of relationships between the state, society and external partners, as elaborated in the preceding chapters. Such relationships have been the...
This paper is about social policy and development in Samoa. It describes the social condition of the country in the run-up to independence and over the following five decades. The purpose of the study is to examine trends in social development in the...
Since independence, Samoa has faced few economic and environmental crises. The economic crisis of the 1970s, the two cyclones in 1990 and 1991 and the financial debt incurred by the government-owned airline, Polynesian Airlines, are the major...
In the run-up to independence in 1962 Samoa’s economy was almost totally dependent on agriculture, and particularly on subsistence agriculture. While the sector was the focus of economic strategies in terms of crop diversification, pest control and...
Samoa consists of 9 islands in the Pacific Ocean between 10 and 15 degrees south of the equator, located to the north east of New Zealand, within a cluster of island nations which include Fiji, Tonga and Tuvalu. Land area on the two main islands,...
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