Vice President Stephen P. Groff explains how the rehabilitation of Tarawa's most important road will benefit all in this remote South Pacific nation.
Blog posts on "Pacific"
The recent election of the Pacific’s first female president can pave the way for more female leadership in the region.
Since beauty can be deceiving, we must take into consideration the root causes of fragility when doing development work in small Pacific island nations like Tuvalu.
The economic cost is, of course far, far from the only reason to deal with violence against women. But address it we must.
In the Pacific, many fragile countries have no conflict or violence at all. So how do you know whether a given state has dimensions of fragility or not?
At this week’s Asian Clean Energy Forum 2015, many speculated about how current low oil prices may affect investments in renewable energy across the region. In the Pacific, the impact may less than expected.
Based on Plan International’s 2012 World Atlas of Youth Policies, fewer than half of the countries in Asia and the Pacific have youth-specific policies. Other countries have integrated youth in their constitutions or sector-specific policies, such as on education, health, and drug prevention. Do we really need to prioritize and direct limited resources to a certain demographic defined only by age?
A new report by Asian Development Bank (ADB), Moving from Risk to Resilience: Sustainable Urban Development in the Pacific, argues that efforts to improve urban management in the Pacific can improve both the quality of life in the region’s cities and towns and, at the same time, build greater resilience to natural hazards and climate change-induced events.