How Economic Empowerment Reduces Violence Against Pacific Women
A safe work environment and women’s economic autonomy are drivers of growth and good development. They also protect girls and women from violence.
Connecting the Unbanked: How the Internet of Things can Expand Financial Services
The Internet of Things—a rapidly growing network of connected devices—can help bring financial services to those most in need.
3 Ways Small Islands and Coastal Areas can Adapt to Climate Change
Solutions for climate adaptation need to span multiple sectors, government departments and societal contexts. The challenge is great but we can meet it by combining natural and built assets with incentives for collective action and the optimization of traditional knowledge.
For Clean Islands and a Clean Ocean in the Pacific, Start with Solid Waste Management
Solid waste challenges in the Pacific must be addressed at the island, regional, and ocean level.
Protect The Poor When Fighting Money Laundering in the Pacific
The risk of “de-risking” – the process of international banks disassociating from financial partners, such as small remittance providers and local banks – is that it could push people out of the financial system completely.
For State-Owned Power Utility Companies in the Pacific, It’s Time to Cut the Cord
State-owned power companies in the Pacific are increasingly becoming a fiscal risk in part due to their outdated management practices. Reforms are needed to allow them to prosper and perform into the future.
It’s Time to Get Smart with Pacific Ports
Harnessing advanced smart port technologies can enhance physical and economic resilience of “lifeline” ports in the Pacific.
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.
Fintech Can Drive a Strong Post-COVID-19 Recovery in Asia
The pandemic has highlighted the power of digital technology. Now is the time to harness this power for inclusive growth so that communities, especially in poor and remote areas, can survive the crisis and thrive.
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.