Interest in fintech, blockchain, cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings, and their potential in the Pacific, is extraordinarily high and growing. However, in scholarly literature and the media there is widespread misunderstanding about many aspects of this phenomena.
PSDI, supported by Australian High Commission Papua New Guinea, is working with the Government of Papua New Guinea to promote competition among businesses and improve consumer protections.
This PSDI pilot project in Solomon Islands saw female dependents of factory workers supported to create a sustainable, formal business through uniform manufacturing. In this short video they discuss the outcomes of the project and the opportunities now available to them. The pilot project is one of a number of initiatives PSDI has undertaken to demonstrate ways to support women's economic empowerment.