In the fragile energy scenario of small Pacific islands, contingency plans are crucial to keep the lights on during a crisis.
The pandemic is changing consumer behavior and expectations in the Pacific, particularly when it comes to using digital tools for financial transactions.
The pandemic demonstrates that disasters are triggered by multidimensional risks and hazards, and that a country’s approach to urban resilience needs to be multifaceted.
Solid waste challenges in the Pacific must be addressed at the island, regional, and ocean level.
Complex, carefully managed financing structures can provide the funding needed for island states and others seeking to develop energy projects.
A safe work environment and women’s economic autonomy are drivers of growth and good development. They also protect girls and women from violence.
New Zealand and ADB are collaborating with Pacific nations to help them achieve their development goals.
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.
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.
The immense distance between islands in the Pacific creates challenges for accessing resources, particularly for women. Targeted policies, tailored for their needs, are required.