Pacific economies share common labor market challenges. These are driven by factors such as young and rapidly growing population, constrained private sector growth, and limited infrastructure. Pacific economies can take various policy options to provide better job opportunities in the islands.
The 2014 World Environment Day theme is Raise your voice, not the sea level. These pictures show the impact of climate change on small islands, and how the people of Asia and the Pacific are bravely struggling to adapt.
West of Dili, the main road between Liquica and Maubara was recently completed under the Timor-Leste Road Network Development Sector Project, funded by a grant from the Asian Development Bank. The improved stretch of road will accelerate economic opportunities, promote private sector growth, increase agricultural productivity, and reduce poverty.