4 March 2020
New loan product developed for women farmers in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea

In Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, a group of women produce growers will soon be able to access the finance they need to increase their productivity and grow their businesses, thanks to an innovative new loan product developed by Women’s Micro Bank (WMB), NKW Fresh Produce, and PSDI.

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17 December 2019
Australia provides $14 million for PSDI Phase IV

The Government of Australia is providing $14 million in additional funding to PSDI, with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) also contributing $2 million, to help continue efforts to make it easier for people in the Pacific start and grow their businesses.

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12 December 2019
ADB-supported online Companies, Incorporated Societies, and Personal Property Securities Registry launched in Cook Islands

The Cook Islands now has a modern, online system for the registration and administration of companies, incorporated societies and personal property securities, making it easier to do business and access finance.

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9 December 2019
PSDI and the Business Coalition for Women deliver Senior Women’s Business Leadership Program in PNG

Under-representation of professional women in leadership and senior management roles constrain women’s opportunities, impedes cultural change, and undermines the capacities and credibility of companies and institutions in the public and private sectors.

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2 December 2019
Loan product for women farmers being developed in PNG

Women working in agriculture usually cannot access the finance they need to invest in productivity improvements for their businesses as they do not own traditional collateral, such as land or buildings, that banks require for loans.

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27 September 2019
New PSDI report benchmarks the performance of state-owned banks in the Pacific

Commercially oriented state-owned banks can help provide much-needed financing for businesses in the Pacific, but only if they adhere to commercial principles and regulations, according to PSDI’s latest Finding Balance report.

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