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

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 

Vanuatu Farmers
Lerina Kalsong at Nausori Municipal Market (Photo: UNDP/Tomoko Kashiwazaki)
Vanuatu Farmer-Vendors Inspired for Change

Suva, Fiji: Rural and urban markets in Vanuatu are central to the livelihoods of the people especially the poorer households who depend heavily on the incomemore 

Farmer Employment
(far right) Waisea Lagilevu, 35, Ra Provincial Youth Council Coordinator sees project as a great opportunity for the young farmers in Ra (Photo: UNDP/Setaita Tavanabola)
Enhancing youth employment and economic sustainability for Ra farmers

Ra, Fiji: “Tropical Cyclone Winston hit us early this year, we now heavily depend on our farms to help us recover,” said the Turaga ni Koromore 

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