A Pilot Study on the Alleviation of Poverty in Remote Island Communities in Indonesia - Inter-island Shipping: Issues and Strategies, 1999

A Pilot Study on the Alleviation of Poverty in Remote Island Communities in Indonesia - Inter-island Shipping: Issues and Strategies, 1999

Date: 
Monday, February 1, 1999
Abstract

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. The study demonstrated that although poverty alleviation is a complex process, transport can play a central role in improving the standard of living of poor rural communities.

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