Island Nations in The Pacific Need Improved Information and Communication Technology
Infrastructure, regulation and application are all needed to improve broadband connectivity and produce the positive economic and social impact it brings.
Pacific Economic Outlook: Moderating Growth Across Developing Countries in 2013
ADB is expecting growth to moderate across ADB's Pacific developing member countries (DMCs) this year (including Timor-Leste), mostly as a result of solid but slower growth in a few of the region’s larger, natural resource–extracting economies. The region's growth has fallen from the post-global economic and financial crisis high of 8.3%, to 7.2% in 2012, and growth is projected at 5.2% in 2013.
How New Zealand Contributes to ADB's Approach to the Pacific
New Zealand and ADB are collaborating with Pacific nations to help them achieve their development goals.
Wary Investors Might Soon See New Opportunities in Pacific Renewables
Pacific countries are finding innovative new ways to finance renewable energy products that are making them more attractive to private investors.
In the Pacific, Urgent Action is the Key to Addressing COVID-19
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.
Are Pacific Power Utilities Ready for the Impact of COVID-19?
In the fragile energy scenario of small Pacific islands, contingency plans are crucial to keep the lights on during a crisis.
In the Pacific, COVID-19 is Changing the Way We Think About Waste Management
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.
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Key to Pacific’s Ongoing COVID Strategy
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.
COVID-19 Has Created Digital Opportunities in the Pacific
The pandemic is changing consumer behavior and expectations in the Pacific, particularly when it comes to using digital tools for financial transactions.
In the Remote Atolls of the Pacific, Women Struggle for Basic Resources
The immense distance between islands in the Pacific creates challenges for accessing resources, particularly for women. Targeted policies, tailored for their needs, are required.