The pandemic is changing consumer behavior and expectations in the Pacific, particularly when it comes to using digital tools for financial transactions.
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.
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.
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.
Small Pacific economies are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of disasters on economic growth. Special support systems need to be in place to help them respond.
Pacific countries are finding innovative new ways to finance renewable energy products that are making them more attractive to private investors.
A new solar-powered drinking water technology converts sunshine, air, and rain into safe drinking water.
New Zealand and ADB are collaborating with Pacific nations to help them achieve their development goals.