Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative: Progress Report 2014-2015

Institutional Document | February 2016

The Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI) is a regional technical assistance facility cofinanced by ADB, the Government of Australia, and the Government of New Zealand.

In the 9 years it has been active, PSDI has evolved into a performance-driven, technical assistance program that is closely aligned with Pacific government strategies. During this time, PSDI has established itself as a flagship program for analyzing and implementing business environment reforms. Its novel structure and the innovative approaches it has implemented in ADB's 14 Pacific Developing Member Countries make it a central pillar of ADB’s Pacific Department’s strategy of promoting private sector development in the region.

The expansion of PSDI’s work on the economic empowerment of women will contribute to higher growth in the region by helping remove barriers to women’s advancement, thereby unlocking untapped potential in Pacific island economies.

This report describes developments and progress for PSDI Phase III’s second year, and covers the period July 2014 to end-June 2015.

Contents 

  • Foreword
  • Overview
  • Rethinking Financial Intermediation in the Pacific 
  • Economic Empowerment of Women
  • State-owned Enterprise Reform and Public-Private Partnerships
  • Business Law Reform
  • Competition Policy and Competition Law
  • Strategic Management
  • Country Pages
  • Appendixes