Inclusive Growth

Pacific island countries face common challenges resulting from their small size, geographic isolation and natural disaster vulnerability. The Pacific is experiencing high levels of poverty and slow economic growth. While there are many common challenges, they differ in degree between countries. Sustainable and equitable economic growth is also dependent on significant governance improvements, but increasing concerns over alleged abuse of power and corruption are contributing to instability and failure to uphold human rights.

Our Goals

The UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji will support country-led development efforts by focusing on increased coordination among UNDP Pacific offices and strengthening linkages between country-level and sub-regional initiatives. Working with the Pacific Island countries to maintain and build on progress towards internationally agreed Sustainable Development Goals. UNDP will support capacity development for the implementation of inclusive growth policies and strategies.more

UNDP and Inclusive Growth

New partnership looks to create Pacific wide microinsurance solution for coastal fisheries sector. Many Pacific Islanders depend on coastal fisheries for both food and income but the sector is vulnerable to natural disasters, including cyclones, which can expose them to severe risks. Having appropriate insurance is one way to mitigate the risks, and will help to build resilience and the ability to cope with financial shocks arising from natural disasters and other extreme events. more

Our Stories

Small, friendly and endearing, Sharkbite is one of the most recognizable and also, most popular male Bull Sharks frequenting the Shark Reef Marine Reserve; and is part of the My Fiji Shark Initiative adoption program (Photo: Beqa Adventure Divers)
Conservation Effort to Preserve Life Below Water

A new initiative designed to support marine ecotourism and the Sustainable Development Goal 14 was launched today, marking a new era in marine conservation. SPTO in partnership with Beqa Adventure Divers and UNDP, with support from the Australian Government proudly launched the My Fiji Shark Initiative. more 

Taveuni Farmers
Members of the Delaivuna, Vuna and Waimaqera communities in Southern Taveuni come together to build greenhouses on their farms. (Photo: UNDP/Kandy Serrant)
Southern Taveuni farmers join forces for greenhouse initiative in their communities

Taveuni, Fiji’s third largest island, is known for its thriving agricultural sector due to rich volcanic soils and almost daily rainfall.more 

Organic Farming
Asilika and her daughter show organic ginger and chilli grown on her farm (Photo: UNDP/Kandy Serrant)
Building Healthy Communities through Organic Farming

Twenty-one-year-old Asilika Nause believes that it is now her responsibility to ensure her community has access to fresh, organic food, after attending training sessions through the Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Human Development Project.more 

Kiribati Coconut Sector
Tongafiti Cross, AMAK (left) and Anglin Onario, Kiribati Organic Producers (right) teach persons throughout Kiribati how to make by-products of the coconut (Photo: UNDP/Ruci Yauvoli)
Coconut Sector Development Project to Bring New Opportunities to I-Kiribati

Not opting for a slower pace of life during their retirement years, Tonagafiti Cross, 71, and Anglin Onario, 65, have been working tirelessly throughout Kiribati to educate their fellow citizens.more 

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