Ten Pacific Island countries which are members of the World Bank have a population of about 3.4 million people, scattered across an area equivalent to 15 percent of the globe’s surface, with a development trajectory that will be shaped by their economic geography.
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September 1, 2014 — Over a third of small island developing states are Pacific Island countries, which are among the most vulnerable nations in the world due to their size, remoteness and frequency of natural hazards.Read More »
July 11, 2014 — Pacific Islands are in top 10 countries with the highest rates of obesity - as well as diabetes.The NCD Roadmap was created at the request of the Pacific Finance and Economic Ministers. It was jointly prepared by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand Aid Programme, the World Bank and the World Health Organization.Read More »
July 2, 2014 — While women are becoming increasingly better educated, they continue to lack access to land, finance and jobs, and much of their work is overwhelmingly undervalued. Watch discussion on addressing gender gaps in employment.Read More »