The pilot study on strategies to mitigate the effects of physical isolation on remote island communities. Indonesia was chosen as the location for the pilot study. Adequate transport improves living standards through access to employment, health, educational, cultural and other social services. Linkages between rural and urban areas can encourage investment in industry and agriculture, to promote economic and social development.
This presentation originates from the Management of Statistical Information Systems (MSIS 2014), Dublin, Ireland and Manila, Philippines, 14-16 April 2014. The presentation was given by Marko Javorsek, ESCAP Statistics Division.