September 9, 2020
The India UN Development Partnership Fund, managed by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation, has pledged FJ$1.8 million (~US$ 850,000) to support a new initiative to create a climate disaster risk financing framework for Fiji.
August 21, 2020
The Solomon Islands Government, through their Economic Reform Unit, has approved tax refunds for payments using airtime for pension savings. This waiver allows Solomon Islanders using airtime credit to deposit savings to not have to pay 10 percent tax over that purchase. This amount will retroactively be refunded into you Save members’ accounts.
August 18, 2020
Bangkok (ESCAP news) – The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Central Bank of Samoa (CBS) launched a joint report today called Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises’ Access to Finance in Samoa. The study finds that while micro enterprise financing in Samoa is accessible to much of the population, only 50 per cent of small and medium enterprise (SMEs) have obtained commercial finance.
June 22, 2020
Vanuatu has joined countries and organizations from around the world in supporting a call to action to policymakers, regulators and remittance service providers to improve migrants’ access for sending and receiving remittances, and to reduce transfer costs during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It has been estimated that the pandemic will cause a 20% decline in...