Fiji has one of the most developed economies of the Pacific island countries. The Fiji economic survey paper argues that a stable political climate is important for future economic performance and sustaining growth in the medium to long term. In the short term, fiscal prudence, greater macroeconomic stability and an improving business environment are important for creating an enabling environment for economic growth.
This seminar will provide a current update and outlook for the Fijian economy.
Dr Neelesh Gounder is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Economics at the University of the South Pacific, Suva. He has a PhD in economics from Griffith University and was the 2016/2017 recipient of the PNG and Pacific Greg Taylor Scholarship at the Development Policy Centre.