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Financial inclusion

Financial inclusion

February 7, 2017

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FINANCIAL literacy is the ability to understand and act when faced with a financial decision and the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme has worked with four central banks and departments of statistics to measure financial competency and develop a national financial competency baseline. In response to questions sent to PFIP on their work in the field...

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Organisation welcomes government initiative

Organisation welcomes government initiative

February 1, 2017

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THE Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme has welcomed the step taken by the government to join the initiative in the transition from cash to digital payments in a bid to reduce poverty. The latest government to join a UN alliance of governments and organisations committed to accelerating the transition which would lead to inclusive growth. A...

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Photo contest inspires creative islanders

Photo contest inspires creative islanders

January 21, 2017

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A PHOTO contest launched by the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme aims to inspire creative Pacific citizens to direct their camera skills and capture striking images that reflect the theme “Growing Financial Inclusion”. PFIP’s manager Mark Flaming said: “PFIP works in the area of financial inclusion in the Pacific because we firmly believe that access to...

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UNCDF to mark 50th Anniversary in Port Moresby

UNCDF to mark 50th Anniversary in Port Moresby

January 19, 2017

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The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), a sister agency of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is celebrating its 50th Anniversary on Thursday. UNCDF is an investment agency for the world’s 48 least developed countries. UNCDF offers “last mile” finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce...

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UN Capital Development Fund celebrates its 50 year anniversary

UN Capital Development Fund celebrates its 50 year anniversary

January 18, 2017

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Port Moresby, January 18, 2017 – The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), a sister agency of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. UNCDF is an investment agency for the world’s 48 least developed countries. It offers “last mile” finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the...

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