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Donor governments are using loans and aid to build large-scale infrastructure projects all across the Pacific Islands. Infrastructure can be a critical tool in helping countries determine their own development but such projects can in fact turn out to be the opposite. Large scale infrastructure projects are also being used by donor governments to facilitate access to natural resources as well as open up new markets for their exports while the onerous debt is leveraged for geo-political influence.

We encourgage Pacific Island Countries and our communities to determine for themselves what infrastructure development looks like and how we want to achieve that.