Empowering the Other Half: Women and Private Sector Growth in the Pacific

Publication | December 2015

To lower the barriers to Pacific women’s participation in the private sector, a multipronged approach is needed.

Broader initiatives to ease the constraints to doing business in the Pacific should, wherever possible, include provisions to accommodate women’s specific needs to ensure their equal access and benefit. Meanwhile, dedicated projects are needed to deal with the skills and training shortcomings that limit women’s opportunities in the formal and professional sectors.

This is the approach of the Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI) and its Economic Empowerment of Women activities.


  • Introduction
  • Business Law Reform
  • State-Owned Enterprise Reform
  • Financing Growth
  • Competition and Consumer Policy
  • Analytical Framework

Additional Details

  • Gender
  • 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
  • ARM157797-2

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