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Changing tack: Financing development in Pacific SIDS due for a drastic re-think

Changing tack:            Financing development in Pacific SIDS due for a drastic re-think

October 14, 2019

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As discussed in the various high-level meetings at the UN General Assembly in September, growing concerns about the impact of climate change have put the issue of development finance in the spotlight. Time is not on our side, and perhaps nowhere more so now than in Pacific island countries and territories.

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The challenge of teaching Pacific Islanders to save

The challenge of teaching Pacific Islanders to save

September 16, 2019

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Having already implemented an award-winning national financial education programme for the Fiji school system, the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) piloted a new financial education model, working with young adults. The Regional FinEd Implementation initiative targets technical and vocational training institutions (TVETs) to produce labour market-ready graduates, who are better equipped to deal with financial decision-making.

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Attracting Fintechs to the Pacific; lessons from an Innovation Challenge

Attracting Fintechs to the Pacific; lessons from an Innovation Challenge

August 23, 2019

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The main objective of this Innovation Challenge was to derisk the entry of ASEAN based Fintechs into the Pacific region. Fintechs who can provide proven solutions for the challenges faced on the ground by PFIP’s four selected private sector partners in the Pacific.

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Embracing InsurTech in the Pacific

Embracing InsurTech in the Pacific

July 19, 2019

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While some people may think that InsurTech has not yet reached the shores of the Pacific, a recent survey amongst insurance providers in the Pacific shows that some of these companies are at the forefront of these trends.

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Innovation in Digital Financial Services in the Pacific

Innovation in Digital Financial Services in the Pacific

April 17, 2019

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In search for epiphany?   By Bram Peters Innovation, and especially digital innovation is a subject that keeps many people busy in their professional lives and I am one of them. In my case it is all about innovation in digital financial services. This ranges from fintech, to biometric authentication, eKYC, mobile enabled credit solutions,...

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