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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Despite potential for a strong local production base, 60% of the meat consumed in Samoa is imported. The Samoan government has started an initiative to establish long-term solutions for development of their livestock industry.Read More »
Palau, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu are Pacific Island economies that have implemented reforms to encourage business growth over the past year, according to a report measuring the ease of doing business in 189 economies.Read More »
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 »