Blogs on Tonga
Published on Monday, 03 June 2019
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.
Published on Wednesday, 29 May 2019
Criminals must be prevented from using the financial system but misdirected efforts to stop crime can harm small businesses and the jobs they create
Published on Wednesday, 01 May 2019
Contingent financing provides quick, flexible financing for vulnerable countries in the Pacific to respond and rebuild after disasters
Published on Friday, 11 March 2016
It is times like this that you need your friends the most, like Fiji and Tonga.
Published on Thursday, 04 April 2013
Climate change these days is the new development buzzword, and rising sea levels and drought incidences highlight the increasing urgency for action. Yet for some reason, there is disconnect between the high level commitment to action and the carrying out of projects that effect change.
Published on Wednesday, 27 March 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.
Published on Monday, 25 February 2013
For the small, isolated Pacific islands, access to more affordable and reliable telecommunications, particularly high-speed (broadband) internet, offers new economic opportunities. It has been estimated that a 10% increase in broadband penetration raises GDP by over 1% in such countries.