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Hardship & Vulnerability, Issues for Pacific Island Nations

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 10:46 am | World Bank

Today at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji, the World Bank launched a regional report, “Hardship and Vulnerability in the Pacific Island Countries.” Supported by the Government of Australia, the report provides comprehensive new analysis of ... More >>

Inspiring women’s leadership in the Pacific Islands

Tuesday, 11 March 2014, 11:40 am | World Bank

On gender equality – it is no secret that the Pacific Islands is lagging. We need to change that. More >>

Tonga to Receive US$1.27 Million Payout for Cyclone Response

Friday, 24 January 2014, 12:51 pm | World Bank

SYDNEY, January 23, 2014 – The World Bank today announced that Tonga will be the first country to benefit from a payout under the Pacific Catastrophe Risk Insurance Pilot and will receive an immediate payment of US $1.27 million towards recovery ... More >>

World Bank Supports Resilient Coastal Communities in Samoa

Friday, 3 January 2014, 2:30 pm | World Bank

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 27, 2013 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$14.6 million grant to help 45,000 Samoans who live in coastal communities adapt to climate change and climate variability. The Enhancing the Climate ... More >>

World Bank Supports Kiribati Economy

Friday, 13 December 2013, 9:52 am | World Bank

WASHINGTON, December 11, 2013 - The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$5.2 million grant for the First Economic Reform Development Policy Operation to help strengthen the delivery of public services and improve the sustainability ... More >>

New World Bank Support for Island Nation of Tuvalu

Monday, 25 November 2013, 1:21 pm | World Bank

Today the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved a new Development Policy Operation for the island nation of Tuvalu to help it rebuild its financial reserves and deliver more effective health and education services for its population ... More >>

24/7 Disaster National Warning Centre in Vanuatu

Friday, 22 November 2013, 3:25 pm | World Bank

The Vanuatu National Warning Centre was officially opened today in Port Vila, to help the Pacific Islands nations assess the threats posed by natural hazards like volcanoes, cyclones and tsunamis. More >>

World Bank Approves Additional Funds for Tuvalu

Monday, 4 November 2013, 2:45 pm | World Bank

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved US$6.06 million in additional finance for the on-going Tuvalu Aviation Investment Project (TvAIP) which has been designed to improve operational safety and oversight of international air ... More >>

World Bank Supports Reconstruction Recovery in Samoa

Sunday, 20 October 2013, 3:02 pm | World Bank

The World Bank approved two grants to the Government of Samoa to help rebuild critical roads and bridges and restore livelihoods for thousands of subsistence farmers whose crops and farms were damaged during Tropical Cyclone Evan More >>

Towards Improving Phone, Internet Access In North Pacific

Friday, 6 September 2013, 5:17 pm | World Bank

New Project Towards Improving Phone, Internet Access In North Pacific PALIKIR, FSM, Sept 6, 2013 --- People in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and the Republic of Palau will get better telephone and internet connectivity, with support from a ... More >>

High Speed Broadband Goes Live in Tonga

Wednesday, 21 August 2013, 12:32 pm | World Bank

NUKU’ALOFA, TONGA (21 AUGUST, 2013) The World Bank Group, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and Tonga Cable Corporation (TCC), media and others joined the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga at a ceremony at the Tonga Cable Limited building today to ... More >>

Warmer World Threatens Livelihoods In South East Asia

Thursday, 20 June 2013, 4:00 pm | World Bank

Already vulnerable region faces rising sea-levels, ocean warming, and more intense typhoons, says new report   WASHINGTON, D. C., June 19, 2013  – The rising possibility of a warmer world in the next two decades is magnifying the development challenges ... More >>

Warmer World Will Keep Millions of People Trapped in Poverty

Thursday, 20 June 2013, 1:54 pm | World Bank

Regular food shortages in Sub-Saharan Africa….shifting rain patterns in South Asia leaving some parts under water and others without enough water for power generation, irrigation, or drinking….degradation and loss of reefs in South East Asia resulting ... More >>

WB expects muted global growth, led by developing world

Thursday, 13 June 2013, 12:22 pm | World Bank

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2013 – Risks from advanced economies have eased and growth is firming, despite ongoing contraction in the Euro Area. However, the pick-up in developing countries will be modest because of capacity constraints in several middle ... More >>

World Bank Group Scales Up Support For Global Nutrition

Tuesday, 11 June 2013, 2:47 pm | World Bank

World Bank Group Scales Up Support For Global Nutrition Programs In Response to Stunting Crisis, Food Price Volatility More >>

Tonga celebrates arrival of Broadband

Friday, 17 May 2013, 12:44 pm | World Bank

NUKU’ALOFA, 17th May 2013 ---- Today Tonga’s National ICT Day showcased the advent of high-speed internet in July, under the first phase of the Pacific Regional Connectivity Project supported by the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). More >>

Tonga Celebrates Arrival of Broadband

Friday, 17 May 2013, 12:43 pm | World Bank

NUKU’ALOFA, 17 th May 2013 ---- Today Tonga’s National ICT Day showcased the advent of high-speed internet in July, under the first phase of the Pacific Regional Connectivity Project supported by the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). More >>

Kiribati residents set to benefit from reliable solar energy

Monday, 25 March 2013, 1:49 pm | World Bank

Today the World Bank signed a formal agreement with the Government of Kiribati to deliver reliable solar energy to the people of the Pacific island nation. The project will be jointly funded by the Australian Government and the Global Environment Facility. More >>

Kiribati residents set to benefit from reliable solar energy

Monday, 25 March 2013, 12:38 pm | World Bank

Kiribati residents set to benefit from reliable solar energy AUCKLAND, 25 March 2013 --- Today the World Bank signed a formal agreement with the Government of Kiribati to deliver reliable solar energy to the people of the Pacific island nation. The ... More >>

World Bank Group strengthens partnership with Timor-Leste

Thursday, 21 March 2013, 11:10 am | World Bank

The World Bank today launched a new four-year strategy for Timor-Leste, following discussions by the Boards of Directors of the Bank and IFC. The new strategy is designed to support the country as it looks to diversify the economy and improve jobs, infrastructure ... More >>

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