Rise Beyond the Reef

Longer timeframes in development

Short-term project cycles are failing island communities because it is not considerate of communities’ realities, and it does not allow for critical

PNG Microfinance

Correspondent bank danger persists

The loss of correspondent banking services, limited financial inclusion, a potential increase in non-performing loans and difficulty accessing credit are amongst the

March 2023 Islands Business

Banking: A regional overview

At the end of 2022, the Papua New Guinea government signalled its intent to set up a state-owned commercial bank, and take

Flooding in Samoa following Cyclone Gita in 2018.

Growing insurance in the Pacific

A vibrant ‘insurance movement’ is “disrupting the historical status quo of insurance coverage access being largely confined to medium to high income

Fiji’s National Disaster Management Office conducts a flood evacuation drill with the Savusavu Market Vendors Association.

Micro-insurance gaining ground

Parametric insurance programs are seeing increasing payouts to farmers, social welfare participants and persons with disabilities, and increased interest in the micro-insurance

Tekon Timothy Tumukon

Noni juice inching closer to exports

There is good news for noni exporters and producers across the region, with some progress towards having regional standards for fermented noni

Fiji Tourism Investment Summit

Investing for tourism growth

The rebound in Fiji tourism has again exposed a vulnerability that an upcoming tourism investment summit seeks to address; the shortage of