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.
The Climate Change Challenge for Tonga
Responding to climate change is more difficult for small islands due to their geographical isolation, socio-economic characteristics, and lack of technical capacity and knowledge.
Cyclone Winston Fosters Cooperation, Solidarity in Pacific
It is times like this that you need your friends the most, like Fiji and Tonga.
An Innovative Approach to Helping the Pacific Cope with Disasters
Contingent financing provides quick, flexible financing for vulnerable countries in the Pacific to respond and rebuild after disasters
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.
Pathway to Empowerment: Women’s Decision-Making and Access to Water in the Pacific
By meeting women’s practical and strategic needs, including greater access to water and more influence in decision-making, society overall is improved and made more equitable.