Pacific Subregional Office
In the Spotlight
A new Asian Development Bank report says Pacific economies face lower growth and tighter fiscal conditions this year due to low commodity prices and severe cyclones.
Digital financial services (DFS) are effective means of enhancing financial inclusion in the Pacific but major challenges, including the establishment of reliable agent networks and the building of sufficient consumer trust still need to be addressed throughout the region.
Dame Meg Taylor is a Papua New Guinean lawyer and diplomat. In July 2014 she became Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secreatariat. Here she discusses some of the most critical issues impacting on women in the Pacific region.
The largest economic infrastructure investment in Kiribati since World War II, with the improved road network project in South Tarawa over 30 km of roads serving 50,000 people were rehabilitated.
As ADB's regional representative in the Pacific, the Pacific Subregional Office (SPSO) in Suva, Fiji undertakes strategic planning, country programming, and economic sector work, overall portfolio management and project administration of selected projects, support for the development of knowledge products, and capacity building and regional cooperation activities.