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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

Markets for Change Project
Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme
Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Human Development
Engaging Youth in Fiji and Vanuatu in Organic Farming: A Farm to Table Chain Approach

54.6%

Employment to population ratio    

Fiji (2017)

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