September 22, 2020
Whilst many countries in the Pacific region have, so far, had few cases of COVID-19 the global pandemic has caused rapid economic and societal changes across the region. The Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) have applied their expertise to help governments, companies and citizens to negotiate these changes.
August 20, 2020
Talking to rural farmers in Papua New Guinea on the usage of mobile financial services, one striking response really stood out; nearly half of the customers we spoke to said they were not using their account, because they had forgotten their four digit PIN required to access their account.
July 21, 2020
By Rose Payne The United Church of Papua New Guinea (UC PNG) is central to more than 700,000 Papua New Guinean’s lives. Aside from being a place of worship, it is a social centre, where members meet with friends and hear news from trusted community leaders. Many members attend several times a week. However, when...
June 19, 2020
By Rose Payne In Papua New Guinea (PNG) over 80% of the population don’t have access to grid electricity. This means that people turn to expensive, unreliable and unsustainable energy sources for their everyday needs. Without access to electricity people can really suffer; children are unable to do their homework, business owners can only operate...
June 11, 2020
How AIC adopted a test and learn approach By Alex Reddaway Insurance products rarely feature prominently in the development headlines. This is particularly the case with funeral insurance. Yet, while insurance may underdeliver on excitement, it often overdelivers on impact, building resilience in low-income populations by identifying and addressing areas of vulnerability. Samoa retains many...