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19 March 2021
PSDI co-hosts 3rd South Pacific International Arbitration Conference

PSDI together with ADB’s Office of General Counsel, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and other development partners co-hosted the 3rd South Pacific International Arbitration Conference at the Sydney Opera House and online on 16 March 2021.

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10 February 2021
Tender forum held in Nuku’alofa for prospective bidders for Ports Authority of Tonga stevedoring concession contract

PSDI supported a tender forum for prospective bidders for a Ports Authority of Tonga (PAT) stevedoring contract, held at the PAT headquarters in Nuku’alofa on 8 February.

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8 February 2021
PSDI Senior Finance Sector Expert gives Pacific Talk on the role of government-owned banks and retirement funds

Dr Peter Dirou, PSDI’s Senior Finance Sector Expert, delivered a virtual Pacific Talk to ADB staff on February 3 on the role of government-owned banks and retirement funds in the Pacific.

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4 September 2020
Investment Promotion Authority and PSDI to make doing business in PNG easier

The Investment Promotion Authority, Department of Treasury, and PSDI illustrated their continued partnership by signing a Memorandum of Understanding on 2 September 2020 designed to make doing business easier in PNG.

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24 August 2020
PSDI-supported National Competition Policy endorsed by the National Executive Council in PNG

Papua New Guinea (PNG) now has a National Competition Policy which aims to improve economic efficiency, promote sustainable and inclusive economic growth, and increase consumer welfare through the promotion and maintenance of fair and effective competition in all markets in PNG’s economy.

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10 July 2020
Cook Islands passes PSDI-supported COVID-19 Economic Response Act

The Parliament of the Cook Islands passed the PSDI-supported Covid-19 Economic Response Act on 2 July, intended to assist businesses in the Cook Islands that are affected by COVID-19 to continue trading, preserve their economic value, and retain employees.

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