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Partnership to boost new innovative digital financial services for Tongans

Partnership to boost new innovative digital financial services for Tongans

February 19, 2019

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Nukualofa, Tonga – A new innovative partnership launched today will make it easier for Tongans living in New Zealand and migrant workers to send money home, as well as increase access to other financial services. The Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) and the Tonga Development Bank (TDB) are working together to increase access of financial...

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Pacific Regional Climate Risk Adaptation and Insurance study underway

Pacific Regional Climate Risk Adaptation and Insurance study underway

February 18, 2019

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Progressing the fight against climate change is high on the agenda for Pacific island countries, as they are particularly vulnerable to extreme weather events. As extreme weather events such as droughts, floods and tropical cyclones increase in frequency and intensity, they place significant stress on societies and natural systems. These events also lead to loss of...

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Banking with your thumbprint at WMBL’s Mama Bank Access Points

Banking with your thumbprint at WMBL’s Mama Bank Access Points

January 18, 2019

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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea – Distance to the nearest bank and the lack of formal identification has been a major barrier to accessing financial services in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Last year, the Women’s Microbank Ltd. (WMBL) and the United Nations’ Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) embarked on a partnership to develop a new...

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Governor of Central Bank of Samoa joins UN Task Force on Digital Financing of SDGs

Governor of Central Bank of Samoa joins UN Task Force on Digital Financing of SDGs

December 4, 2018

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Suva, Fiji – Central Bank of Samoa’s Governor, Maiava Atalina Emma Ainuu-Enari has been appointed as the Pacific Representative to the United Nations’ newly launched Task Force on Digital Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).   The Task Force comprises a select group of leaders and top experts from around the world. Together they...

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VNPF to study micro-pensions for Vanuatu’s informal sector

VNPF to study micro-pensions for Vanuatu’s informal sector

October 11, 2018

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Port Vila, Vanuatu – With its informal sector making up about 80% of the working population, Vanuatu is the latest Pacific Island Country that is looking into the introduction of pension products for ni-Vanuatu working in the informal sector. The United Nation’s Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) is partnering with the Vanuatu National Provident Fund...

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