2012

Financial Diaries– Portfolios of Papua New Guinea Low Income Households

Financial Diaries– Portfolios of Papua New Guinea Low Income Households

October 19, 2012

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Developing a comprehensive understanding of the financial behaviors of low income households is important for expanding financial inclusion in PNG, where an estimated 92% of the population does not currently have access to financial services such as a bank account. Gaining this understanding is the objective of the Financial Diaries Project, which was launched in...

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Vanuatu to bank 76,000 people by 2015

Vanuatu to bank 76,000 people by 2015

September 10, 2012

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Stakeholders met in Port Vila on August 9-10 and agreed to work together to provide responsive financial services and financial literacy to 76,000 previously un-banked and underserved people in Vanuatu by the end of 2015. Attendees of the National Financial Inclusion Strategy Workshop, organized by the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu, included a wide cross section...

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Workshop to formulate national action plan to raise level of financial competency in Fiji

Workshop to formulate national action plan to raise level of financial competency in Fiji

September 6, 2012

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Fiji will be one of a handful of countries in the world, and the first in the Pacific, to formulate a national action plan to raise the level of financial competency of its population – especially amongst low-income women and men. Since yesterday, over 70 stakeholders from the public sector, private sector, NGOs and the...

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Cha-Ching coming to Fiji TV

Cha-Ching coming to Fiji TV

September 3, 2012

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Children will supplement their learning on Financial Education in schools with the musical adventures of a 6 member children’s band called Cha-Ching.  Through a set of children’s music videos, Cha-Ching can be viewed in homes Fiji-wide from 4:30pm this evening on the children’s Get Set Programme with Ateca and Mr. MG.  Created by Prudential Corporation...

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Northern Schools Teach Students to Save, Spend Wisely and Share

Northern Schools Teach Students to Save, Spend Wisely and Share

August 14, 2012

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[9 August, 2012, Labasa, Fiji] Four primary schools and two secondary schools in the Northern Division began teaching Financial Education (FinED) in their classrooms this year. Commencing in Term 1 of this year, teachers at Labasa Sangam Primary, St. Mary’s Primary School, Holy Family Primary School, Nasekula District School, All Saints Secondary School and Shri...

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