(Article of periodic en Français - 1983)

Document title

Planification et sous-développement régional en Papouasie-Nouvelle Guinée

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LEA D. A.M. ; GUERMOND Y. (Traducteur) ;


Planners in Port Moresby favour development of those areas already advantaged and capable of giving rapid returns. The isolated and less developed areas therefore become increasingly disadvantaged underdeveloped. Recent planning exercises carried out in Papoua New Guinea for isolated less developed areas have been very varied. Some of these plans and their impacts are analysed so that useful lessons can be learnt. First there is a divergence between macro-national planning and real needs of rural and isolated communities. Questions of scale and space are critically important. Thus, field work and regional skills of a geographer are required to understand areas where statistical data are lacking.


Article of periodic

published at : L'espace géographique Paris

Editor :

Millesime : 1983, vol. 12, no4 [pp. 241-252]

Bibliographic references : 34 réf.



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