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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.

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11 May 2021
New laws make it easier to start, manage, and grow businesses in Kiribati—PSDI

Kiribati now has a suite of modern foundational business laws after the Companies Act, Company Insolvency Act, and Business Names Act were passed by Parliament last week. The new laws will make it easier for both existing and new businesses to operate in Kiribati.

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5 May 2021
New PSDI-supported laws make it easier to start, operate, and grow businesses in Kiribati

*Kiribati now has a suite of modern, foundational business laws after the Companies Act, Company Insolvency Act, and Business Names Act were passed by the country's Parliament last week. The new laws will make it easier for both existing and new businesses to operate in Kiribati.* PSDI has been working with the Government of Kiribati since 2014 to achieve these reforms. A diagnostic undertaken by PSDI in 2016—early in the process—found...

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30 April 2021
Strengthening the Financial Position of Pacific Government-Owned Banks

PSDI works with government-owned banks in the Pacific to strengthen their financial positions and increase their ability to provide much-need finance to Pacific businesses.

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26 April 2021
PSDI Economic Empowerment of Women Expert gives keynote presentation at Pacific Women Triennial event

PSDI’s Economic Empowerment of Women Expert, Sarah Boxall, on 23 April gave a keynote presentation at a side event for the Pacific Women Triennial focused on strengthening Pacific ecosystems to empower women entrepreneurs and women in business.

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