Dateline Australia explores Vanuatu’s alternative financial system, where a pig tusk bank claims to have reserves worth $1.4 billion. Most Western economists are probably not aware of the many functioning alternative economies throughout Melanesia. Vanuatu, while classified by the UN as a ‘poor’ country, ranked number 1 on the Happy Planet Index in 2006, and is well known for its thriving gift economies.
- Upload Date 2012-04-03
- Program Melanesia
- Language English
- Media Format Web Link
- Program Theme Ensuring socio-ecological resilience