Fiji and ADB
In the Spotlight
With average growth in the Pacific now projected at 2.7% in 2016 and 3.3% in 2017, the lowest since the global financial and economic crisis, policies to reinvigorate and sustain economic activity need to be prioritized, according to the December 2016 issue of the Pacific Economic Monitor.
The Country Partnership Strategy, 2014-2018 and Country Operations Business Plan, 2017–2019 focus on three interlinked priorities: (i) raising Fiji’s longer-term growth potential, (ii) building resilience and reducing vulnerability, and (iii) reducing poverty through more inclusive growth and better service delivery.
Finding Balance 2016: Benchmarking the Performance of State-owned Enterprises compares the financial performance of SOEs in Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Vanuatu, as well as Jamaica and Mauritius.
ADB has scaled up its assistance to Pacific countries from about $500 million in 2004 to more than $2 billion by the end of 2015, supporting the construction of infrastructure such as transport, energy, water and sanitation, and information and communication technology.
Consistent with the priorities of successive governments, ADB engagement in Fiji has focused on promoting inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction. Strides have been made toward these goals through direct investments in transport and urban water and sanitation infrastructure, and proposed investment in energy and public sector management.
The country partnership strategy for 2014-2018 aims to raise Fiji’s growth potential by encouraging private investment, make growth more inclusive, improve service delivery, and reduce volatility and build resilience.
Projects in Fiji
- Emergency Assistance for Recovery from Tropical Cyclone Winston
- Ports Development Master Plan in Fiji
- Project Design Advance Urban Water Supply and Wastewater Management Project
- Support for Energy Sector Regulatory Capacity and Electrification Investment Planning
- Transport Infrastructure Investment Sector Project (formerly Bridge Replacement Project)
Average annual population growth rate in Fiji (2010-2015)
Population in Fiji, in millions (2015)
Population living below the national poverty line in Fiji (before 2010)Refers to preliminary/interim figures; or refers to periods before 2010.
Maternal Mortality Ratio in Fiji, per 100,000 live births (2015)