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dc.contributor.authorGoundar, Sargam
dc.contributor.authorKessler, Kim Andreas
dc.date.available2021-08-09T20:38:46Z
dc.date.copyright2021-07-09
dc.identifier.citationGoundar, S., & Kessler, K. A. (2021). Fiji’s COVID-19 crisis: a closer look (Discussion Paper). Devpolicy. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/12184en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/12184
dc.description.abstractFiji’s COVID-19 story started with the Fijian Government taking action in the form of travel restrictions to Fiji and mandatory border quarantine to keep the virus out. This was largely driven by an anticipation of Fiji’s lack of resilience due to communal living, high NCD (non-communicable disease) rates, a fragile health system, and so on. However, in the context of the current COVID-19 community outbreak in Fiji, while case numbers are soaring, the Fijian Government response has been mostly reactive and ‘outward looking’, towards foreign aid, foreign expertise and vaccination. While external support is needed, it is urgent to again look ‘inward’ as well, to understand problems of ordinary Fijians on the ground, and to provide context-specific proactive solutions. A closer look into spatial and other contextual factors of the current crisis is crucial for a better understanding of the realities on the ground. In the following we identify some of these realities, which can help to understand why the current Fijian Government approach needs adjustment if it is going to be fit for purpose for the current crisis in Fiji.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherDevpolicyen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttps://devpolicy.org/fijis-covid-19-crisis-a-closer-look-20210709/?print=pdfen_NZ
dc.subjectCOVID-19en_NZ
dc.subjectFijien_NZ
dc.subjectspatial geographyen_NZ
dc.subjectdevelopment policyen_NZ
dc.titleFiji's COVID-19 crisis: a closer looken_NZ
dc.typeDiscussion Paperen_NZ
dc.date.updated2021-08-09T10:18:46Z
otago.schoolSchool of Geographyen_NZ
otago.openaccessOpenen_NZ
dc.rights.statementCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Licenseen_NZ
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