Impact Stories from the Pacific Region - Breaking Down the Barriers to Business: More Private Sector Reform Stories

Publication | July 2012

Through the Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI) cofinanced by AusAID, ADB is helping countries in the Pacific region reform their business environments to make it easier for the private sector to conduct business, grow, and create jobs. A vibrant private sector is critical to sustained growth in the Pacific and can play an innovative role in overcoming obstacles to development. PSDI's initiatives are demand and need-structured, so the benefits of economic growth are spread throughout the economies in the region.

This booklet features the stories of entrepreneurial Pacific women and men who explain how their lives have been changed for the better through ADB-supported PSDI reforms and infrastructure assistance in the region.


  • Foreword
  • Banking the Unbanked
  • Network Rollout Puts a Nation in Touch
  • Adapting to Climate Change and Generating Incomes
  • Loans In a Day
  • Rebirth of a Marina
  • Loans You Can Bank On

Additional Details

  • ADB funds and products
  • Private sector (Non-sovereign) financing
  • Gender Equality
  • Industry and trade
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Solomon Islands
  • Timor-Leste
  • ARM124915

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