The pandemic is changing consumer behavior and expectations in the Pacific, particularly when it comes to using digital tools for financial transactions.
Pacific island nations have been among the top performers worldwide in controlling COVID-19. A greater emphasis on water, sanitation and hygiene practices will help continue that success.
The pandemic is producing more household waste and increased amounts of dangerous medical waste. We need to manage these changes for our immediate safety and for the long-term welfare of our communities.
In the fragile energy scenario of small Pacific islands, contingency plans are crucial to keep the lights on during a crisis.
Pacific nations, led by the smallest and least well-off, moved decisively to restrict travel from a fast-growing list of COVID-19 affected countries.
Pacific nations, such as the Cook Islands, are coming up with innovative ways to manage national debt during times of economic boom and bust.
Contingent financing provides quick, flexible financing for vulnerable countries in the Pacific to respond and rebuild after disasters
New Zealand and ADB are collaborating with Pacific nations to help them achieve their development goals.