Topic-Economies and development

Data constraints impeding MSME development – A case for Fiji

SAKIUSA NABOU |    Micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are believed to contribute to at least 18 percent of Fiji’s GDP. Now, what… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 3 April

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Proposed changes to voting in Samoa In Samoa, recent changes to the voting regulations have prompted concerns from the… Read More

Digital technologies vis- à-vis trade in Pacific island countries 

KELERA ROGOIRUWAI AND KALOLAINI RANADI  |    Introduction  International trade is critical to a country’s economic and social well-being. Advanced economies continue to leverage… Read More

Reserve Bank of Australia review: Corporate governance lessons for the Pacific 

MARK OFOI  |    Reviews on state institutions are conducted, among others, to enhance systems of good governance with the intent to augment outcomes, installing… Read More

Reserve Bank of Australia review inspires Pacific central banks to be fit-for-purpose 

SAKIUSA NABOU |    The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) review has provided some thought-provoking insights that central banks in the… Read More

Voices of ni-Vanuatu handicraft livelihoods in the face of disasters in Vanuatu

ROSS WESTOBY, RACHEL CLISSOLD, KAREN McNAMARA AND VIVIANE OBED Before COVID-19, tourism in Vanuatu accounted for 34.7… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 10 January

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Heine returns as President of RMI Further to last year’s elections the Nitijela convened last week and confirmed Dr… Read More

Unlocking the green future: Understanding China’s green finance landscape

CHRISTOPH NEDOPIL WANG AND MATHIAS LUND LARSON  |  The concept of green finance stands as a beacon for steering businesses towards sustainable… Read More

Bridging the digital divide by enhancing effective digital finance usage among the poor | Part 1

RAHUL CHATTERJEE AND SHAWN HUNTER |  Rubina, a grocery shop owner in rural Munshiganj in Bangladesh, owns a basic feature phone. Her… Read More

Privatising Poverty Series Part 10:  Financial inclusion––the money pump of market-based development and poverty reduction

RON BEVACQUA  |  This blog series has traced the history of the idea that promoting entrepreneurship and innovation is the key to unlocking economic… Read More


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