East Timor: Development Challenges for the World's Newest Nation

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Hal Hill, Joao Mariano de Sousa Saldanha
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2001 - History - 381 pages
As the world's newest independent nation, the challenges facing East Timor are particularly acute. Per capita income is roughly $300, making it one of the world's poorest nations. There also remains the possibility of difficult relations with its giant neighbor, Indonesia. This comprehensive volume is the first serious analysis of East Timor's economic prospects. It draws on local as well as international expertise, from both academics and policy makers. Issues covered include international economic relations, agriculture, finance and infrastructure, and political institutions.
 

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Contents

The Key Issues
3
Currency and Monetary Arrangements for East Timor
39
Strategic Options for Fiscal Policy
52
Trade and Commercial Policy
71
East Timors Economic Relations with Indonesia
84
Linking Agriculture Economic
99
Coffee and the Economy in East Timor
125
Agriculture Comparative
140
Transport and Power
222
Education and Health
256
A Commentary
275
Lessons for East Timor
288
Lessons for Development from Pacific Island Countries
306
Some Issues for the
321
What East Timor Can Learn from
336
References
351

Property Rights in East Timors Reconstruction and
177
Future Political Structures and Institutions in East Timor
193
Finance Policies for East Timor
209
Author Index
369
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About the author (2001)

• Hal Hill is Professor of Economics and Head of the Southeast Asia Economy Program in the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies and the Asia-Pacific School of Economics and Management,  Australian National University.

• Joćo M Saldanha is with the East Timor Study Group, Dili, and the University of California, San Diego. 

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