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.
Emma is responsible for providing strategic advice and investment operations in the social sectors and public sector management across the 14 Pacific developing member countries of ADB. She also leads the Pacific Department’s economics team. She has more than 20 years of experience supporting the Pacific region, the past 15 years with ADB in both headquarters and field office roles.
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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.