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Fiji & Solomon Islands, learn how to build an Inclusive Digital Payments Ecosystem

November 24, 2017

Suva, Fiji – The UN based Better than Cash Alliance (BTCA) are in the Pacific this week to advocate government ministries in Fiji and the Solomon Islands to transition from cash to digital payments to advance financial inclusion and promote responsible digital finance. Both governments are signatories to the alliance and have committed to elevate digital transactions...

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Feature: Loan helps to economically empower rural women

November 6, 2017

Sitting on the floor of her copra drying house, Noga Sinava explains and demonstrates the process of drying copra. As she speaks, her hands are moving very quickly with a small knife, extracting coconut flesh from the shell. She throws the flesh onto a growing pile sitting over a mesh grill and under it a...

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BLOG: Improving financial well-being of the excluded in Solomon Islands

October 26, 2017

By: Isaac Holly, Rosi Pilgrim, Krishnan Narasimhan, Puneet Chopra and Vivek Gupta Solomon Islands is an archipelago in the South Pacific with more than 900 islands, having a population of a 515,870, spread across 9 provinces. The economy is agrarian, with 52% to the GDP coming from agriculture and primary industries. About 40% of the GDP is from...

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