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Fresh Perspectives, Big Ideas: new ‘Future Pasifika’ series

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 2:05 pm | World Bank

University of the South Pacific and World Bank Group partner for new Pacific dialogue series More >>

Tonga: Third operation to support economic resilience

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 6:58 pm | World Bank

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 21, 2019—The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a US$5.5 million grant for the last in a series of three operations that are supporting the government of Tonga to improve the management of public finances, ... More >>

Two projects in Federated States of Micronesia and Marshalls

Friday, 10 May 2019, 7:19 pm | World Bank

Two projects set to improve safety, efficiency, climate resilience of maritime operations in Federated States of Micronesia and Marshall Islands More >>

Tongan public services set for digital upgrade

Friday, 10 May 2019, 1:52 pm | World Bank

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2019 –Tongans will soon benefit from improved digital access to key public services, including significant upgrades to Tonga’s civil registration and national ID systems, following the approval of a US$4.65 million grant by the ... More >>

Major Boost for Fiji with Additional World Bank Support

Friday, 26 April 2019, 1:10 pm | World Bank

SUVA, April 26, 2019 – Fiji is set to receive at least US$21 million (FJ$44m) annually through additional World Bank funding. More >>

Airports and roads in Solomon Islands set for major upgrade

Friday, 29 March 2019, 5:39 pm | World Bank

Tens of thousands of Solomon Islanders will benefit from upgrades to key roads and two of the country’s biggest airports under a new project supported by a US$30.5 million credit and a US$20.5 million grant approved today by the World Bank’s Board ... More >>

World Bank Group Pacific Hub Opens in Suva

Monday, 18 March 2019, 4:34 pm | World Bank

The World Bank Group has taken an important step in significantly increasing its presence in the Pacific, with the official opening of a new office in Suva, Fiji, which will serve as a regional hub for the development institution’s work across ... More >>

Affordable, Faster Connectivity for Tuvalu

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 5:13 pm | World Bank

WASHINGTON, January 16, 2019 – An innovative public-private partnership (PPP) model, the first of its kind in Tuvalu, will develop the nation’s internet access network, with support from a US$29 million grant approved today by the World Bank’s ... More >>

Agreements to bring Renewable Electricity to Solomons

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 5:39 pm | World Bank

The World Bank Group has today welcomed the signing of a series of key agreements which will help deliver cheaper and more reliable, renewable energy to Solomon Islands through the Tina River Hydropower Project. More >>

Education and Economic Management Improvements for Tuvalu

Wednesday, 5 September 2018, 5:55 pm | World Bank

WASHINGTON D.C., September 5, 2018 - The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved last week a US$7.5 million grant to support Tuvalu’s Fourth Development Policy Operation. Government reforms, under this new operation, will seek to improve ... More >>

Shaping Change in a Time of Disruption

Monday, 21 May 2018, 1:43 pm | World Bank

Before 1800, nearly everyone on the planet was poor. Royalty and large landowners were a small minority, and wealth was tied to land – those who controlled land, controlled much of the world's wealth. Nearly everyone else lived in poverty. This ... More >>

Seven Out of 10 Top School Systems Are in East Asia Pacific

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 3:50 pm | World Bank

Seven Out of 10 Top School Systems Are in East Asia Pacific But More Needs to be Done, World Bank Says More >>

Pacific Corporate Governance Institute Open for Business

Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 6:34 pm | World Bank

Suva, Fiji, March 6, 2018 – Board directors and senior executives have signed up for the first training workshops of the newly formed Pacific Corporate Governance Institute (PCGI) with the aim of promoting good governance practices in the business ... More >>

Global Economy to Edge Up to 3.1 percent in 2018

Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 12:17 pm | World Bank

Global Economy to Edge Up to 3.1 percent in 2018 but Future Potential Growth a Concern More >>

New Policy Approach Needed for East Asia and Pacific

Monday, 4 December 2017, 8:02 pm | World Bank

New Policy Approach Needed for East Asia and Pacific to Achieve Inclusive Growth: World Bank More >>

Spurring tourism in Solomon Islands

Saturday, 4 November 2017, 1:31 pm | World Bank

IFC, Ministry of Tourism partner to identify investment opportunities, spur tourism in Solomon Islands Gizo, Western Province, Solomon Islands, November 1, 2017—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism signed ... More >>

Innovation Can Unlock Trillions in Climate Finance

Thursday, 2 November 2017, 4:31 pm | World Bank

IFC Report Finds Policy Reforms, Innovation Can Unlock Trillions in Climate Finance Sydney, Australia, November 2, 2017 —The East Asian region is a major driver in global growth of demand for climate smart technologies, according to a new report ... More >>

Labour Mobility - Additional $10bn for Pacific by 2040

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 4:33 pm | World Bank

SUVA, July 18, 2016 – The full potential of labour mobility between Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region remains largely untapped, according to a new report launched today by the World Bank and the Australian National University (ANU) during ... More >>

Fiji Signs Loan Agreement With World Bank, ADB

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 4:31 pm | World Bank

SUVA, July 18, 2016 – The Government of Fiji today signed a US$50 million loan agreement with the World Bank to support their continued recovery needs from Tropical Cyclone Winston and enhance the country’s efforts to protect the most vulnerable. More >>

$50m to Improve Roads, Schools and Buildings in Vanuatu

Monday, 20 June 2016, 1:20 pm | World Bank

WASHINGTON D.C., June 17, 2016 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved US$50 million to fund further reconstruction and improvements to Vanuatu’s roads, schools and public buildings damaged by Tropical Cyclone Pam. More >>

 

 

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