PSDI Annual Progress Report 2013–2014
The 2013–2014 PSDI Annual Progress Report marks 2014 as a year of achievement for PSDI, with advances in the business environment in several Pacific island countries.
New online business registries in Tonga, landmark legislation on public–private partnerships (PPPs) in Papua New Guinea, and the establishment of pilot projectss to economically empower women in four Pacific countries are among the highlights documented in the report.
In the financial year 2013–2014, PSDI allocated US$4,806,267 to deliver these services across five core focus areas: improving access to credit and financial services, modernizing business laws, reforming state-owned enterprises and promoting PPPs, promoting competition and consumer protection frameworks, and advancing the economic empowerment of women.
PSDI is also well known for its strong analytical work of the Pacific business environment. Its country-level Private Sector Assessments present recommendations to assist governments and the private sector with structuring and implementing reforms to achieve maximum development impact. In 2014 PSDI launched three major reports, including the latest in the influential Finding Balance series benchmarking SOEs in small island economies.