Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative: Progress Report 2013–2014

Institutional Document | December 2014

The Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI) works with governments, companies, and private sector organizations to improve the enabling business environment in ADB’s Pacific developing member countries.

  • US$22.00 (hardcopy)

Since 2006, PSDI has worked to alleviate poverty and promote growth in the Pacific region through reforms that encourage private sector investment and entrepreneurship. PSDI’s in-depth, analytical foundation identifies impediments to growth, informs extensive advocacy of reform priorities, and encourages design and implementation of measures that raise rates of return on capital—making investing and running businesses easier. This report describes developments and progress for PSDI Phase III’s first year, and covers the period July 2013 to end-June 2014.

PSDI is a regional technical assistance facility cofinanced by the Asian Development Bank, the Government of Australia, and the New Zealand Government.


  • Overview
  • The Private Sector and Economic Growth
  • Characteristics of Pacific Island Economies
  • Trade, Pacific Island Economies, and Private Sector Development
  • How PSDI Reforms Improve the Business Environment
  • PSDI Focus Areas
  • Management, Resources, and Spending
  • Country Updates
  • Appendixes

Additional Details

  • Private sector development
  • Cook Islands
  • Fiji
  • Kiribati
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia, Federated States of
  • Nauru
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu
  • RPT146723-2
  • 978-92-9254-835-3 (Print)
  • 978-92-9254-836-0 (e-ISBN)

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