Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office
In the Spotlight
Unlocking the value of “movable property” through legal reform and public online registries is key to removing constraints to economic growth and access to finance in the Pacific, says a report launched by the Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative.
Sally Shute-Trembath from ADB's Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office reports from Tsak Valley in Papua New Guinea, where hundreds of villagers recently graduated in style from the Microfinance Expansion Project that aims to provide financial education to 120,000 people across the country by the end of 2017.
Timor-Leste’s gender gap has narrowed in education, employment and political influence, but significant challenges remain in achieving gender equality on a range of other measures, according to a new report.
A collection of images capture the spirit of Asia and the Pacific in transition from poverty to plenty as viewed through the lens of renowned photographers from across the region.
Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office (PLCO) is ADB's representative office in Sydney, Australia, and also acts as a focal point for New Zealand. PLCO is involved in programming, processing and administration of assistance in Nauru, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu. PLCO is also committed to promoting private sector development across all 14 of ADB's Pacific developing member countries via the Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative co-financed by Australian Aid. Read more.