Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative: Progress Report 2015-2016 | Asian Development Bank

Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative: Progress Report 2015-2016

Institutional Document | March 2017

This report describes key achievements in helping ADB's Pacific developing member counties achieve sustainable and inclusive growth by improving their business environments.

The Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI) has been working to improve the lives of Pacific people for 10 years. Through reforms that encourage a well-functioning and vibrant private sector, PSDI’s initiatives aim to make it easier to set up, run, and dissolve a business in the Pacific region. PSDI encourages the development of a thriving formal sector. Women in particular benefit from operating a business in the formal sector, which provides the opportunity to seek finance from commercial banks, to bid for work from the government and other organizations, and to gain protection under the law.


  • Tables, Figures, and Boxes
  • Abbreviations
  • Foreword
  • A Decade of Reform
  • Economic Empowerment of Women
  • Business Law Reform
  • Competition And Consumer Protection
  • Financing Growth
  • State-Owned Enterprise Reform And Public–Private Partnerships
  • Analytical Work, Communications, and Monitoring And Evaluation
  • Country Pages
  • Appendixes