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Women and Business in the Pacific

Publication | August 2018
Women and Business in the Pacific

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the context in which Pacific women engage in the private sector, and strategies to increase their participation in business.

Drawing on research and data from seven Pacific countries, this book offers a diversity of innovative and pragmatic ways to empower women and enhance their economic opportunities.

Jointly undertaken by the Asian Development Bank’s Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative and the Government of Australia, this study is valuable for anyone seeking to support Pacific women and contribute to entrepreneurship, business development, and private sector growth.

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  • Introduction
  • A Framework for Empowering Women into Business
  • Fiji
  • Kiribati
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tonga
  • Vanuatu
  • Appendixes