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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 >>

Victoria Kwakwa Appointed World Bank EAP Vice President

Monday, 18 April 2016, 5:12 pm | World Bank

NEWS RELEASE Victoria Kwakwa Appointed World Bank Vice President for East Asia and Pacific Region More >>

Tonga Receives New Funding to Improve Transport

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 2:10 pm | World Bank

WASHINGTON D.C., September 29, 2015 —Work underway to improve Tonga’s transport sector has received a significant boost with US$4 million in additional funding approved today by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors to strengthen the country’s ... More >>

Tuvalu Gets Continued Support for Cyclone Pam Recovery

Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 12:41 pm | World Bank

Six months after Cyclone Pam hit the Pacific, the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved an additional US$3 million grant to support Tuvalu’s medium-term recovery efforts. More >>

Pacific Islands Prepare for a More Disaster Resilient Future

Monday, 22 June 2015, 5:30 pm | World Bank

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2015 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved US$32.29 million in International Development Association (IDA) grants and credits to support the Pacific Resilience Program – a series of projects to strengthen ... More >>

Vanuatu signs US$59.5m aviation agreement with World Bank

Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 4:30 pm | World Bank

PORT VILA, June 3, 2015 --The Vanuatu Government today signed a US$59.5 million credit agreement with the World Bank to improve the safety and efficiency of its aviation sector – a critical pillar in Vanuatu’s continued social and economic ... More >>

World Bank Group offers support to aid Vanuatu’s recovery

Monday, 30 March 2015, 9:53 pm | World Bank

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2015 – The World Bank Group today announced that Vanuatu has received a US$1.9 million payout from the Pacific Catastrophe Risk Insurance Pilot, the first of several measures that will help the Pacific Island country recover ... More >>

World Bank Regional Vice President Meets with Prime Minister

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 4:05 pm | World Bank

Apia, Samoa, February 21, 2015 – Prime Minister Hon. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi will meet Saturday with Axel van Trotsenburg, the World Bank Vice President for East Asia and Pacific, to discuss opportunities to deepen the important working relationship ... More >>

Pacific connected: A regional approach to island nations

Monday, 23 February 2015, 10:24 am | World Bank

Pacific connected: A regional approach to development challenges facing island nations Op-Ed By Axel van Trotsenburg More >>

World Bank Study Recommends Improvements to Rural Financing

Friday, 6 February 2015, 4:58 pm | World Bank

HONIARA, February 6, 2015 – A World Bank report launched today in Honiara has looked at ways in which the Solomon Islands Government and development partners can improve their funding mechanisms; resource distribution and; planning processes for ... More >>

Solomon Islands Signs Agreement with World Bank

Saturday, 31 January 2015, 12:50 pm | World Bank

HONIARA, January 29, 2014 – The Solomon Islands Government today signed agreements with the World Bank for a sustainable fisheries project, funding support for rural poverty alleviation and flood relief, as well as continued economic and fiscal reform. More >>

Tuvalu Set for More Efficient and Renewable Energy

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 10:35 am | World Bank

WASHINGTON, January 27, 2014 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved US$7 million for the Tuvalu Energy Sector Development Project (ESDP), which will support Tuvalu’s goals of 100 percent renewable energy and 30 percent ... More >>

Tongan Economy Set to Receive Additional Boost

Friday, 31 October 2014, 4:31 pm | World Bank

WASHINGTON, October 29, 2014 - The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved US$5 million for the Second Economic Support Development Policy Operation, which will support the Kingdom of Tonga’s continued economic growth through further ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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