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Tonga: US$8.4 Million To Strengthen Resilience And Fight COVID-19

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 4:53 pm | World Bank

World Bank supporting efforts to strengthen public financial management, disaster resilience, labor, together with COVID-19 response funding The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a US$5.5 million operation for Tonga to strengthen ... More >>

New US$15 Million Operation To Build Sustainable Growth In Solomon Islands

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 4:58 pm | World Bank

World Bank assistance supports efforts to improve budget efficiency, fight corruption, and promote private sector growth WASHINGTON D.C., May 6, 2020 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a US$15 million Development Policy Operation ... More >>

US $4.5 Million Insurance Payout For Tonga To Support Cyclone Harold Response And Recovery

Friday, 1 May 2020, 5:34 pm | World Bank

NUKU’ALOFA, May 1, 2020 – The Government of Tonga can now access an additional US $4.5million (approx. TOP $10.4million) from its disaster insurance cover to support response and recovery efforts following the impact of Category five Tropical Cyclone ... More >>

US$10m Emergency World Bank Funding For Vanuatu

Monday, 27 April 2020, 4:39 pm | World Bank

Emergency funds will bolster the government’s COVID-19 preparedness and mitigation efforts, as well as its capacity to respond to Tropical Cyclone Harold PORT VILA, April 27, 2020 — The World Bank has delivered US$10 million (VUV1.2b) in emergency ... More >>

World Bank Support For Marshall Islands’ COVID-19 Response

Monday, 20 April 2020, 2:17 pm | World Bank

US$2.5m emergency project to focus on prevention and detection of coronavirus and strengthening of the country’s health system MAJURO, April 20, 2020 – The World Bank has approved a US$2.5 million emergency project for the Republic of Marshall ... More >>

New Digital Project To Connect Federated States Of MicronesiaTo Global Economic Opportunities

Saturday, 28 March 2020, 6:10 pm | World Bank

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 27, 2020 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$30.8 million grant to improve the digital connectivity of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). The Digital Federated States of Micronesia ... More >>

World Bank Emergency Support for Tuvalu

Wednesday, 5 February 2020, 4:32 pm | World Bank

SYDNEY, February 5, 2020 – The World Bank has provided US$6.2 million to support Tuvalu’s recovery from Tropical Cyclone Tino, which hit the Pacific island nation in January. More >>

Major Boost for Disaster Risk Management in Vanuatu

Thursday, 9 January 2020, 1:03 pm | World Bank

US$10 million World Bank support to help Vanuatu improve resilience, and respond in the event of a major emergency More >>

World Bank commits support to fight Samoa measles

Monday, 9 December 2019, 6:37 pm | World Bank

World Bank commits support to fight Samoa measles outbreak US$3.5 million to support measles emergency response, with further $9.3m program to address health system challenges SYDNEY, December 9, 2019 — The World Bank will provide US$3.5 million in funding ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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