Project: Cook Islands - Comprehensive Economic Reform Program

Country:

Cook Islands

Role:

Economic Statistician

Funding Agency:

NZAid

In-Country Agency:

Ministry of Finance

Date:

November-1995

Duration (months):

30

Consultants:

Rob Solomon

Comments:

Economic statistician responsible for developing a MIS for the economic reform program; developed a financial model to monitor the Crown accounts; preparation of economic and financial policy documents; assisted with setting up the Cook Islands Investment Corporation, and the drafting of public enterprise legislation; assisted on a debt-restructuring project including developing a model to assess the country’s capacity to pay. Advised on restructuring of the National Statistics Office; upgraded the program of annual business surveys; advised on the 1996 population census and 1997 household
income & expenditure survey.