Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative: Progress Report 2012-2013

Institutional Document | February 2014

ADB, Australian Government and the New Zealand Aid Program renewed the Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI) for a third phase that will run for 6 years until June 2019 with significantly increased funding.

This report, which covers calendar year 2012 and up to June 2013, is the sixth progress report of the Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI).

It marks a watershed for in June 2013, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and its bilateral partners, the Australian Government and the New Zealand Aid Program, renewed PSDI for a third phase that will run for 6 years (until June 2019) with significantly increased funding that will allow it to further build on the successes of the first two phases and expand its scope into additional focus areas.

With PSDI moving into its third phase, this report reviews the analytical basis for reform. This document, therefore, departs somewhat from previous progress reports in that there is a brief analytical outline of the issues underlying PSDI's focus areas, initiatives, and reforms to date in the preamble to the chapters. The financial data cover the period January 2007 to 30 June 2013.

Contents 

  • Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative: Background and Rationale
  • Identifying Reform Priorities
  • PSDI Focus Areas
  • Country Updates
  • Initiatives and Projects, January 2012-June 2013