*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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.