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SOPAC Economic Publications

To date economic studies have been produced on a number of issues including:

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An economic feasibility assessment of lagoon dredging in Funafuti, Tuvalu .
SOPAC-EU Technical Report ER0137.
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Household aggregate mining on Funafuti, Tuvalu.
SOPAC-EU Technical Report ER0132.
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Economic assessment of the true costs of aggregate mining on Majuro.
SOPAC Technical Report TR0383.
download pdf version (1.34 MB)

Economic analysis of aggregate mining on Tarawa- Summary Report.
SOPAC-EU Project Report ER0071b.
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Economic analysis of aggregate mining on Tarawa- Technical Report.
SOPAC-EU Project Report ER0071a.
download pdf version (2.63 MB)

Economic analysis of aggregate mining on Tuvalu.
Forthcoming SOPAC-EU Project Report.

Nauru Technical Report - Economic analysis of establishing a sub-regional aggregate supply in Nauru.
SOPAC-EU Project Report ER0126r
(CONFIDENTIAL TO NAURU)

Feasibility assessment: Lagoon dredging on Funafuti
Angela Ambroz
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An economic feasibility assessment of lagoon dredging in Funafuti, Tuvalu
Angela Ambroz
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Disaster Management

Cook Islands Investment in Disaster Risk Management, April 2011
SOPAC Economic Report PR23 (Samatha Cook)
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Vanuatu Investment in Disaster Risk Management, April 2011
SOPAC Economic Report PR21 (Samatha Cook)
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Nadi Floods Economic Costs January 2009.
SOPAC Technical Report TR0426
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Economic Costs of Natural Disasters in the Pacific Islands Region - Out of Session Paper October 2009. Economic Costs of Natural Disasters in the Pacific Islands Region.pdf (51.90 Kb)

Ba Floods Economic Costs January 2009.
SOPAC Technical Report TR0425
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Summary - SOCIOECONOMIC FLOOD IMPACT ASSESSMENT IN NADI AND BA, Fiji
Summary.pdf (2.91 Mb)

Economic tools for flood risk reduction: bridging the gap between science and policy in Pacific Island countries.
SOPAC Miscellaneous Report MR0696
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An economic analysis of flood warning in Navua, Fiji.
SOPAC-EU Project Report ER0122.
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Economic assessment of flood management options for the lower Vaisigano catchment, Apia, Samoa.
SOPAC-EU Project Report ER0069g.
download pdf version (4.83 MB)

Economic Impact of Natural Disasters on Development in the Pacific Volume I: Research Report,
SOPAC-AusAID Joint Report JC0179a.
download pdf version (3.44 MB)

Economic Impact of Natural Disasters on Development in the Pacific Volume II: Economic Assessment Tools.
SOPAC-AusAID Joint Report JC0179b.
download pdf version (2.79 MB)

Disaster Risk Management in the Pacific: economic analysis and advocacy.
SOPAC Miscellaneous Report MR0679.
Paper presented at the Inaugural Pacific Regional disaster Risk Management Meeting for Pacific CEOs of Finance/Planning and Disaster Management, 24-25 July 2008, Nadi.
SOPAC Miscellaneous Report MR0679.
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Relationship between natural disasters and poverty: A Fiji case study.
SOPAC Miscellaneous Report MR0678
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Reducing flood risk - from Science to Policy: The Samoa Process
SOPAC Miscellaneous Report MR0693
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Disaster risk management in the Pacific: economic analysis and advocacy.
SOPAC Miscellaneous Report MR0679
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Navua Flood Warning System
Michael Bonte-Grapentin, John Fenwick FagaFiniasi, RajendraPrasad, Joeli Rokovada, Paula Holland, Anthony Blake1
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INTEGRATED FLOOD MANAGEMENT IN SAMOA - From Science to Policy
Amataga Penaia, Ausetalia Titimaea, Jude Kohlhase, Filomena Nelson, Netatua Pelesikoti, Michael Bonte-Grapentin, Litea Biukoto, Allison Woodruff & Darren Lumbroso
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More DRM publications and information can be found in Pacific Disaster Net, the portal for Disaster Risk Management in the Pacific region. http://www.pacificdisaster.netexternal  link


Energy

Eonomic Feasibility of the SOPAC-CATD Biofuel Project, Nadave, Tailevu, Fiji Islands.
SOPAC Miscellaneous Report MR0707
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The potential for Renewable Energy to promote sustainable development in Pacific Island Countries.
SOPAC Miscellaneous Report MR0692
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Are renewable technologies a cost-effective option for promoting rural electrification in Pacific Island countries?
SOPAC Miscellaneous Report MR0695
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The economics of renewable energy for rural electrification in Pacific Island Countries.
SOPAC Miscellaneous Report MR0694
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Economic and financial analysis of the use of Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) for household cooking in Nauru.
(CONFIDENTIAL TO NAURU)

Potential for Liquid Biofuels in Fiji.
SOPAC Miscellaneous Report MR0677
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Economic assessment of renewable energy options for rural electrification in Pacific Island Countries.
SOPAC Technical Report 397.
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Aquaculture


A cost-benefit analysis of projects implemented to assist the black pearl industry in Manihiki Lagoon, Cook Islands.
SOPAC Technical Report TR371.
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Water

The DCCEE-IUCN project: assessing the social and economic value of climate change adaptation in the pacific region
Case study: water quality, quantity and sanitation improvements as an adaptation to climate change, Tuvalu – a preliminary assessment Federica Gerber, Paula Holland and Padma Lal
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LEAST-COST ANALYSIS OF WATER SUPPLY OPTIONS IN NIUE (Integrated Water Resource Management Technical Report) - SOPAC Technical Report 447 - September 2011
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AN ECONOMIC ASSESSMENT OF WATER SAFETY PLANNING: NIUE - SOPAC Technical Report 443 - April 2011
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A Preliminary Economic Assessment of Integrated Water Resources Management: Laura, Republic of the Marshall Islands
SOPAC Technical Report 438 November 2010 (Federica Gerber)
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Economic cost of watershed degradation - using economic tools to create incentives to protect watersheds on Rarotonga
SOPAC Miscellaneous Report MR0697
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Miscellaneous

Simple Introduction to Cost-Benefit Analysis
Prepared for SPREP PACC Cost-Benefit Analysis Workshop: Food Security Pilot Demonstration Projects, Suva, 24-27 January 2012
Paula Holland
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A Pacific Regional Economics of Climate Change Study: Assessing adaptation needs in Small Island Developing States
Regional Economics of Climate Change: Practitioners Workshop
Angela Ambroz
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An Economic Assessment of Drinking Water Safety Planning Koror-Airai, Palau [SOPAC Technical Report 440 – Gerber]
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NIUE TECHNICAL REPORT: Economic Analyses of Bathymetric Data for Niue. SOPAC Technical Report ER0149
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Preliminary assessment of the economics costs and benefits of establishing the maritime boundaries of Pacific islands states.
SOPAC Technical Report TR0415 (RESTRICTED TO SOPAC MEMBER STATES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)

Managing non-living resources in the Pacific through economics.
SOPAC Miscellaneous Report MR0698
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Benefit-cost analysis for improved natural resource decision-making in Pacific Island Countries.
Paper presented at the CRISP Economic Workshop, 26-30 May 2008, Suva.
SOPAC Miscellaneous Report MR0675.
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The Economics of Drinking Water Safety Planning: An Advocacy Tool
SOPAC Miscellaneous Report MR0714
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Desalination in Pacific Island Countries - A Preliminary Overview
SOPAC Technical Report 437
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Last Updated on Friday, 23 November 2012 12:48  


Newsflash

Exploring for deep sea minerals and possible exploitation in future presents an emerging new economic opportunity for Pacific Island countries. But this opportunity must be balanced against protection of the ocean environment and preservation of rare and fragile ecosystems and ocean habitats.

Dr Russell Howorth of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) emphasised this point in his opening address at the Regional Training Workshop on Geological, Biological and Environmental Aspects of Deep Sea Minerals, saying that ‘the precautionary approach must prevail.’ Dr Howorth is Director of SPC’s Applied Geoscience and Technology (SOPAC) Division.

The workshop, held recently in Nadi, was organised by the EU-funded, SPC Deep Sea Minerals (DSM) Project and is part of the technical assistance provided to the 15 Pacific-ACP (African Caribbean and Pacific) states.

The 15 states are the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

He said that DSM Project team members have already completed 13 national stakeholder consultation workshops across the region, with plans to visit the remaining two countries, Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste, in September.