Human well-being in the Pacific Island mini states

Azmat Gani*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Azmat Gani argues that most Pacific Island mini states are off track to achieve satisfactory levels of well-being. Poverty levels are high; children under the age of five years are underweight; immunization rates are deteriorating; maternal mortality rates are high; and gender gaps are increasing. He looks at what data is available in order to show the low levels of well-being and what gaps need to be filled if these mini states are to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-113
Number of pages9
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010


  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Gender gap
  • Mortality rate
  • Poverty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development


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