Poverty is currently being widely debated in Fiji. Here a research-based viewpoint in the Fiji Times.
“He [Epeli Hau’ofa] saw himself as a lapsed anthropologist. He left the church, so to speak.” (p47)
More about anthropology at the University of the South Pacific in this TAJA publication.
In Fiji, income poverty and consumption poverty have been widely debated. Poverty research shows that there is a need to shift to a broader understanding of poverty as a multidimensional, beyond economic poverty. Furthermore, there is a need to consider relative poverty and inequalities in the wider Pacific Islands region.
Read more in my EADI blog: http://www.developmentresearch.eu/?p=1244.
"Definitions of concepts such as ‘poverty’ and ‘inequality’ may seem an ivory tower exercise. Yet, the way in which poverty is defined matters in the real world."https://t.co/0hZ4flsMVK
— EADI (@EADI) June 21, 2022