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Inclusive growth

Overview

Pacific island countries face common challenges due to their small size, geographic isolation and natural disaster vulnerability. The region is experiencing an increasing level of poverty and slow economic growth. While there are many common challenges, they differ in degree between countries. 

We support country-led development efforts to implement inclusive growth policies and strategies towards increasing financial inclusion and reaching out to the poor. Working with governments and the private sector, we help strengthen business policies and initiatives to increase the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises. We also prioritize support to government-led social data collection to identify the most vulnerable as well as pro-poor interventions protection initiatives.

Projects and initiatives

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The Marshall Islands Government in partnership with UNDP launched a Development Finance Assessment…

It’s the dawn of a new era for innovation in the Pacific. Today, the UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji…

A 26-year-old law student at the University of the South Pacific has won the SDG-based enterprise…

A competition, calling on financial technology providers to develop innovative solutions for…

Central Bank of Samoa’s Governor, Maiava Atalina Emma Ainuu-Enari has been appointed as the Pacific…

A new initiative designed to support marine ecotourism and the Sustainable Development Goal 14 was…

Some successful businesses begin with extensive training and experience. Some start with a sandwich.…

It’s after 2 o’clock in the afternoon and a group of women from Etil (a village 20 minutes from Port…

Learning to save is no easy task. It takes goal setting, planning and discipline. When properly…

With their small populations, remote locations and long distances to markets, vulnerability to…

Since opening her first savings account in July 2017, Misa John has been actively saving about 400…

About an hour and thirty-minute drive from Fiji’s capital Suva, lies a 45-acre cattle farmstead,…

Starting a business is not easy. With the challenges of securing startup capital, understanding the…

With 1.2 billion tourists crossing borders each year, tourism has a profound and wide-ranging impact…

Important stories live in our data and data visualisation is a powerful means to discover and…

With an estimated investment of US$2-3 trillion a year, the Sustainable Development Goals offer…

Students need to take their classroom skills and knowledge into the real world for financial…

Improved access to digital technologies in the Pacific Island countries is enabling its citizens and…

The primary purpose of this Development Finance Assessment is to assist Marshall Islands government…

The following report presents an overview and main findings of an innovation workshop that focused…

The Pacific SDGs Progress Wheels provide a snap-shot of country and region progress and the current…

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