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The Cook Islands: Stronger Investment Climate for Sustainable Growth

dc.contributor.authorAsian Development Bank
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-18T03:01:44Z
dc.date.available2015-11-18T03:01:44Z
dc.date.issued2015-10-29
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11540/5252
dc.description.abstractThe Cook Islands is among the best performing Pacific island economies, with many structures in place that support private sector investment, including an internationally competitive tax regime, an open trade regime, and good standards of education and health care. Future prospects are positive due to the growing tourism sector, and potential resource revenues from seabed minerals prospecting activities are another favorable development. The Government of the Cook Islands is committed to pursuing sustainable development through private-sector-led growth. Yet, the Cook Islands faces significant challenges in realizing its full potential, including a sluggish business entry process that discourages foreign investment, inadequate infrastructure that threatens to degrade the natural environment, complex land ownership and inadequate land use planning processes, and a weak collateral framework. This private sector assessment identifies priority policy areas and recommends the most important, strategic steps that the government should focus on to improve the business environment. This report was produced by the Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative, a regional technical assistance facility cofinanced by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Government of Australia, and the New Zealand Government.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherAsian Development Banken_US
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGOen_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igoen_US
dc.titleThe Cook Islands: Stronger Investment Climate for Sustainable Growthen_US
dc.subject.expertDevelopmenten_US
dc.subject.expertPrivate Sectoren_US
dc.subject.expertPrivate Sector Developmenten_US
dc.subject.expertDevelopment Challengesen_US
dc.subject.expertDevelopment Financingen_US
dc.subject.expertInfrastructure Developmenten_US
dc.subject.expertPrivate Sector Investmentsen_US
dc.subject.adbDevelopment projectsen_US
dc.subject.adbInfrastructure projectsen_US
dc.subject.adbTransport projectsen_US
dc.subject.adbPrivate enterprisesen_US
dc.subject.adbInnovationsen_US
dc.subject.naturalInfrastructureen_US
dc.subject.naturalPolitical participationen_US
dc.subject.naturalEconomic development projectsen_US
dc.subject.naturalEconomic forecastingen_US
dc.title.seriesCountry Sector and Thematic Assessmentsen_US
oar.themePrivate Sectoren_US
oar.themeLabor Migration
oar.themeSmall Medium Business
oar.countryCook Islandsen_US
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dc.identifier.printisbn978-92-9257-147-4en_US
dc.identifier.pdfisbn978-92-9257-148-1en_US
oar.authorAsian Development Bank
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