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Exploring the nexus between urbanisation, services sector expansion, aid and growth in Fiji
International Journal of Economics and Business Research (2013)
  • Ronald R Kumar
Abstract
The study explores the contributory powers of urbanisation, services sector expansion and development assistance on per worker income in Fiji over the periods 1981–2009 using the ARDL bounds approach. The results show that sectors like tourism, information and communications technology, financial sector development besides urbanisation and development assistance are positively contributing to long–run growth and development. Therefore, sound urban planning, improving infrastructure, promoting Fiji as a choice of tourist destination, advancing and improving availability, affordability and accessibility of technology, financial inclusion and strengthening donor relations are pertinent matters for policy discourse.
Keywords
  • urban growth,
  • tourism,
  • financial sector,
  • ICT,
  • information technology,
  • communications technology,
  • Fiji,
  • ODA,
  • official development assistance,
  • OECD,
  • Organisation for Economic Co–operation and Development,
  • Development Assistance Committee,
  • DAC,
  • contributory powers,
  • urbanisation,
  • services sector expansion,
  • per worker income,
  • ARDL bounds test,
  • autoregressive distributed lag models,
  • long–run growth,
  • long–run development,
  • urban planning,
  • infrastructure,
  • tourist destinations,
  • technology availability,
  • technology affordability,
  • technology accessibility,
  • financial inclusion,
  • donor relations,
  • economics,
  • business research
Publication Date
January 5, 2013
Citation Information
Ronald R Kumar. "Exploring the nexus between urbanisation, services sector expansion, aid and growth in Fiji" International Journal of Economics and Business Research Vol. 5 Iss. 2 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ronald_ravinesh_kumar/26/