Continuing the Journey: Dominica's Development Challenges and Responses Going Forward: Proceedings of the Reuniuon Development Conference

Continuing the Journey: Dominica's Development Challenges and Responses Going Forward: Proceedings of the Reuniuon Development Conference

by Swinburne Lestrade (Editor)

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Continuing the Journey: Dominica's Development Challenges and Responses Going Forward: Proceedings of the Reuniuon Development Conference by Swinburne Lestrade

The island of Dominica is an extreme case of a small island developing state that faces enormous challenges of transiting from a situation of extreme dependence on other countries, whether through cash grants or subsidised prices for their commodity exports to the former colonial power, to a situation of economic independence. Of transiting from a situation of high levels of poverty and unemployment to one where such levels are drastically reduced and quality of life is generally enhanced. Of transiting from a mono-crop economy to one with a diversified economic base where economic sectors such as tourism and services exports contribute more robustly to the country's growth dynamic. In short, transiting from a state of underdevelopment to a much higher level of economic and social development. Continuing the Journey: Dominica's Development Challenges and Responses Going Forward makes a contribution to the difficult process of grappling with these enormous challenges. The book is a valuable collection of perspectives on the development of the small island state of Dominica that will prove invaluable to many persons concerned with development prospects and possibilities of small island states - academics, development practitioners, government ministers and technocrats, policy makers and advisers, concerned citizens from the public and private sectors of developing countries as well as, the Diasporas of the Caribbean and beyond.

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ISBN-13: 9781439272053
Publisher: BookSurge, LLC
Publication date: 01/18/2010
Pages: 532
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.19(d)

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