Programme Update

UNCDF boosts access to finance: Women’s MicroBank in Papua New Guinea receives a loan

UNCDF boosts access to finance:					     Women’s MicroBank in Papua New Guinea receives a loan

October 21, 2019

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Port Moresby – Women’s MicroBank Limited (WMBL) has received a loan of PGK 830,000 (approximately US$ 244,024) from the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF). The loan was officially granted to the General Manager of WMBL, Mr. Gunanidhi Das on Friday 11 October by the United Nation’s Resident Coordinator (UNRCO), Mr. Gianluca Rampolla. In Papua...

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Developing a Climate Risk Insurance for Pacific Islanders

Developing a Climate Risk Insurance for Pacific Islanders

October 4, 2019

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  Suva, Fiji – This October the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) and the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII) will further assess the opportunities for setting up a climate adaptation and risk insurance programme in Papua New Guinea, Samoa, and Solomon Islands. The team will meet with a wide array of stakeholders, government representatives, meteorological...

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Automated Complaints Management System for the Consumer Council of Fiji

Automated Complaints Management System for the Consumer Council of Fiji

August 14, 2019

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Suva, Fiji – The Consumer Council of Fiji (CCoF) will soon have an automated electronic complaints management system that will streamline their data aggregation, storage and recall processes. The web-based complaints management system is made possible through a partnership between the CCoF and the United Nations Capital Development Fund’s (UNCDF) Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP)....

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Pacific insurers see SME and group business as a way forward for growth

Pacific insurers see SME and group business as a way forward for growth

July 18, 2019

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Suva, Fiji – Insurance companies operating in the Pacific perceive small and medium enterprises (SME) as the market segment with the biggest potential for growth of the industry for the years to come. However, a lack of insurance awareness amongst business owners, and the condition of some businesses (insurability) are hampering the speed at which...

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Financial education curriculum to be scaled across Anglican church’s vocational centres in Solomon Islands

Financial education curriculum to be scaled across Anglican church’s  vocational centres in Solomon Islands

June 14, 2019

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Honiara, Solomon Islands – Following the successful piloting of financial education (FinEd) curricula in the coursework of three rural training centres (RTCs), the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACoM) has announced the extension of FinEd across all its centres in Solomon Islands, a move that is expected to impact close to 800 tertiary students annually. Funded...

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