A Survey of the economic performance of selected markets in the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea

Authors/editor(s): UN Women

The analysis is based on a survey of vendors in several markets located in the Solomon Islands (Honiara) and Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby and Kundiawa).The performance of markets in terms of employment and income/earnings generation, providing earnings for people who lack alternative employment (expressed as number of jobs created and associated earnings) and the return on capital employed within the market, ie profits after an allowance is made for a basic wage, providing funds that can be reinvested in business growth.

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Geographic coverage: Fiji; Papua New Guinea; Solomon Islands

Subject area(s): Economic empowerment; Local development

Resource type: Case studies

Publication year: 2009

Number of pages: 31

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)