PSDI helps Pacific countries achieve sustainable and inclusive economic growth by improving their business environments.
Reforms supported by PSDI reduce constraints to doing business, incentivize entrepreneurship and investment, foster new business models, and remove barriers to women’s full participation in the economy. This allows the private sector to formalize and grow, which creates jobs, increases tax revenues, and helps lift people out of poverty.
Overall, the island governments have done a great job in keeping Covid-19 away. The Cooks, Niue, Samoa, Tonga and Tokelau remain free of the virus. Even US-affiliated states in the North (Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, Palau) and Tuvalu, Kiribati, Nauru are still Covid-19 free
The Cabinet of Fiji last week endorsed a new Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Implementation Guideline, designed to support the implementation of the PPP Policy 2019. Both the guideline and the policy were prepared with PSDI support.
In the Pacific, women are under-represented in senior professional and #leadership roles. PSDI works with partners to deliver training and mentoring to help prepare professional women for leadership positions.
In the Cook Islands, the activation of the Manatua communications cable, scheduled for mid-2020, is going to dramatically increase digital connectivity. PSDI has been helping the Government of Cook Islands prepare for this by ensuring the country has a modern, enabling business environment. This has involved reforming important business laws, and the development of an online Companies, Incorporated Societies, and Personal Property Securities Registry. The registry is making crucial business administration...