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Vanuatu Government Ministries learn about the digitization of payments

Vanuatu Government Ministries learn about the digitization of payments

July 21, 2017

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Port Vila, Vanuatu – Representative of various Government Ministries in Vanuatu were introduced to the benefits and business case for the digitization of government payments to its citizens. The Reserve Bank of Vanuatu (RBV) has partnered with the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme to hold a one-day introductory course on Wednesday to discuss the various payment...

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Funeral Expenses Insurance potential exists in Samoa

Funeral Expenses Insurance potential exists in Samoa

July 6, 2017

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Apia, Samoa – Affordability and trust in the organisation providing the insurance are the two main priorities highlighted by Samoans as being important to them when deciding to purchase funeral expenses insurance. These were the findings of two focus group sessions organised by the Regional Disaster Resilience in the Pacific Small Island Developing States (RESPAC) and...

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PNG Highlands teachers first to be trained in Financial Education Curriculum

PNG Highlands teachers first to be trained in Financial Education Curriculum

June 29, 2017

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Goroka, Papua New Guinea – The teaching faculty of the Kamaliki Technical Vocational Education Training Institute were last week trained in a five-day series of workshops to develop their capacity to deliver an embedded financial education curriculum to their vocational students from September 2017. The objective of the inaugural teacher training workshop is to equip...

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University of the South Pacific integrates financial education in short courses curriculum

University of the South Pacific integrates financial education in short courses curriculum

June 13, 2017

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Suva, Fiji – Building a generation of young women and men with the essential financial knowledge, skills and confidence to be able to make responsible financial decisions is the focus of a new partnership initiated today at the University of the South Pacific (USP). The Financial Education Curriculum Development Project is a partnership between USP...

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Photo contest entries focus on social issues and women’s economic empowerment

Photo contest entries focus on social issues and women’s economic empowerment

May 30, 2017

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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea – Social issues affecting the Pacific, including poverty, informal sector economic activity and the effects of natural disasters were recurring themes amongst the images received in the inaugural 2017 Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) Photo Contest. Notably, the subject of the top three finalists all featured Pacific women either engaging...

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