In the Spotlight
Growth in the Pacific subregion for 2020 has been further downgraded as the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic continues to squeeze the region’s economies.
Sufficient provisioning for health and social protection will help support a swift, inclusive recovery in Pacific island countries.
Doing business in the Pacific is hard, but sweeping reforms carried out by the Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI) are breaking down the barriers to business in the region.
Most Pacific island countries appear to have avoided direct health impacts from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Yet, the pandemic highlights the need to strengthen their health and social protection systems.