Pacific Subregional Office
In the Spotlight
Even though official unemployment in Fiji is low, the country has a large informal labor market in which workers toil without income security or social protection.
ADB’s interventions in the Pacific should help countries reduce the high cost of doing business and providing services, develop capacity to manage risks from economic shocks, natural disasters, and climate change, as well as promote the creation of competitive high value-added goods and services.
Larger Pacific governments are facing lower growth and tighter fiscal conditions sparked by low commodity prices, while other countries in the region are benefitting from strong growth in tourism and fishing license revenues. Download the latest Pacific Economic Monitor.
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.