Blog

Closing the pension gap in the Pacific

Closing the pension gap in the Pacific

November 13, 2019

SHARE:  



by Beryl van Andel, Caroline van Dulleman and Krishnan Narasimhan People are getting older. So many of us are living longer lives that today one in five people is older than sixty. And as demographics are changing all across the globe, so are the ways we care for the older generation. Traditionally, in most cultures,...

Read More

Scoping Insurance opportunities for fishing communities in Fiji

Scoping Insurance opportunities for fishing communities in Fiji

November 7, 2019

SHARE:  



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....

Read More

Boosting the uptake: Nudging Samoans to save more of the remittances they receive

Boosting the uptake:									          Nudging Samoans to save more of the remittances they receive

October 31, 2019

SHARE:  



In Samoa, with EziBank links a mobile money wallet to a bank account for the first time. An easy way for people with an nbs account to start saving more of the funds they receive from their relatives abroad, and increasing their resilience to economic shocks.

Read More

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

SHARE:  



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.

Read More

The challenge of teaching Pacific Islanders to save

The challenge of teaching Pacific Islanders to save

September 16, 2019

SHARE:  



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.

Read More

RELATED NEWS