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Empowering women with technology: Lessons learnt from a Talanoa Dialogue

Empowering women with technology: Lessons learnt from a Talanoa Dialogue

May 20, 2020

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As new technologies and tools offer new job opportunities and avenues for economic advancement, women in the Pacific face fresh challenges alongside long-established ones, such as the “digital divide”. The Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector in Fiji contributes to economic growth and employment in the economy, with over 24000 MSMEs, mainly in the...

Vodafone Partners with UN’s Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme to Offer Fee-Free Remittances to Help Fijians

Vodafone Partners with UN’s Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme to Offer Fee-Free Remittances to Help Fijians

May 20, 2020

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  The United Nations’ Pacific Financial Inclusion Practice (PFIP) and Vodafone Fiji announced a partnership today whereby Vodafone will offer free remittances into Fiji on the M-PAiSA platform for the next two months. The new initiative aims to support Fijians experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as Tropical Cyclone...

Fiji’s Electronic Welfare Transfer System

Fiji’s Electronic Welfare Transfer System

May 20, 2020

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Digitizing social welfare payments can be a win-win for all stakeholders involved when done right; the recipients of welfare receive their payments in a more convenient and cost-effective way, the government can streamline services to make them more efficient and reduce illegitimate payment, and the service provider gains more customers. It was this thinking that...

RESEARCH: Scoping Insurance opportunities for fishing communities in Fiji

RESEARCH: Scoping Insurance opportunities for fishing communities in Fiji

November 7, 2019

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After the successful development of a bundled microinsurance product for farmer groups, the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) explored the demand for a specific insurance product for fishers in Fiji. Access to affordable insurance products allow Pacific Islanders to prepare themselves to better deal with the economic shock followed by unforeseen events, such as cyclones....

OPINION PIECE: CHANGING TACK: Financing Development in Pacific SIDS due for a drastic re-think

OPINION PIECE:     CHANGING TACK: Financing Development in Pacific SIDS due for a drastic re-think

October 14, 2019

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Is the threat posed by accelerated climate change enough to push governments, development partners and other, sometimes forgotten stakeholders, such as the private sector to start thinking about unprecedented development finance solutions and more importantly dare to make bold decisions? And if it is, what might they look like?

PoWER RESEARCH: Participation of women in the economy realized

PoWER RESEARCH: Participation of women in the economy realized

August 23, 2019

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Participation of Women in the Economy Realized - diagnostic is a mixed-methods approach combining qualitative and quantitative insights which supports the identification of country specific constraints that women and girls face

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