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.
Disaster-related displacement is often negative, but can result in more resilient communities under the right circumstances. This can include better management of remittances sent to family members in the disaster zone.
Criminals must be prevented from using the financial system but misdirected efforts to stop crime can harm small businesses and the jobs they create
Pacific countries are finding innovative new ways to finance renewable energy products that are making them more attractive to private investors.
Contingent financing provides quick, flexible financing for vulnerable countries in the Pacific to respond and rebuild after disasters
Trade finance loans help Pacific businesses address the region’s trade imbalance through exports.