PSDI helps Pacific countries achieve sustainable and inclusive economic growth by improving their business environments.
Reforms supported by PSDI reduce constraints to doing business, incentivize entrepreneurship and investment, foster new business models, and remove barriers to women’s full participation in the economy. This allows the private sector to formalize and grow, which creates jobs, increases tax revenues, and helps lift people out of poverty.
A group of nearly 30 representatives from government, the private sector, civil society and development partners gathered in Suva, Fiji on Friday 10 November for a workshop to review and validate the PSDI gender-inclusive private sector enabling environment framework assessment for Fiji.
PSDI attended the recent Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) Pacific Sustainable Tourism Leadership Summit in Tahiti to discuss PSDI’s work, particularly its efforts to strengthen the enabling environment for women and Women-owned businesses in the tourism sector.
PSDI presented on the program's Agriculture Value Chain Financing work at the launch of the ADB’s "Asia Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Monitor 2023: How Small Firms Can Contribute to Resilient Growth in the Pacific Post COVID-19 Pandemic" in Sydney on 25 October 2023.
A large group of representatives, including government, business owners, and development partners gathered in Nuku’alofa, Tonga last week for the Tonga National Business Conference where PSDI presented the gender-inclusive private sector enabling environment framework assessment for Tonga.