Financial Sector Development in the Pacific DMCs - Volume 1: Regional Report

Publication | September 2001

This regional report assesses the state of financial sector development in seven of the 12 Pacific developing member countries of the ADB. It consolidates the findings of individual country reports on the Fiji Islands, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Vanuatu (presented in a second volume), and recommends strategies for developing sound financial systems in the areas of:

  • macroeconomic policy
  • banking systems
  • nonbank financial institutions
  • financial markets
  • microfinance
  • land tenure systems


  • Introduction
  • Macroeconomic Environments
  • Banking Systems
  • Nonbank Financial Institutions
  • Development Finance Institutions
  • Development of Financial Markets
  • Microfinance
  • Land Ownership Issues
  • Key Constraints on Financial Sector Development
  • Strategies for Financial Sector Development