Fiji Country Study


Although there has been emigration from the Fiji islands on a large scale since the late 1980s, there is little data available on remitting in general, let alone informal (unrecorded) remitting. Some of the literature on other major sources of migration from the South Pacific (especially Tonga and Samoa) has been reviewed to help clarify the distinctive features of the Fiji case, and to provide some indications of the kind of study of remitting that could be made for Fiji.

This country study begins with an introduction and then contains chapters as follows: migration from Fiji, migration and remittances in the South Pacific Islands, informal (unrecorded) remittances, remittances and development, Fiji: background information, Fiji: history and society, indigenous Fijian and Indo-Fijian emigration, the migrants, and finally, conclusion.


Fiji Country Study, ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), Oxford, UK, i + 23 pp.

Fiji Country Study

Published 1 January 2004