8 September 2014
ADB Vice-President Visits PNG to discuss Private Sector Operations

*PORT MORESBY, PAPUA NEW GUINEA*—Asian Development Bank (ADB) Vice-President Lakshmi Venkatachalam arrived today in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG), where she will meet with senior government officials for discussions on ADB’s support for private sector development in PNG. “ADB is working with the Government of PNG to promote inclusive growth by upgrading and investing in renewable energy and transport infrastructure,” said Ms. Venkatachalam. “As the government’s largest partner in infrastructure,...

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7 September 2014
PSDI welcomes new Public Private Partnership Act in Papua New Guinea

PSDI has welcomed a new law making it easier to develop and implement public–private partnerships (PPPs) in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The Public–Private Partnership Act was passed by National Parliament of PNG early this month by a unanimous vote of 67-0. The new Act establishes a Public–Private Partnership Centre to assist the government in developing, tendering and implementing PPPs. ADB provided policy guidance and support in drafting the legislation, which is part of...

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29 August 2014
Graphic: Finding Balance 2014: Reforming SOEs in Small Island States

This infographic highlights some of the key findings from the 2014 Finding Balance report, which compares the performance of state-owned enterprises in Pacific island countries. PSDI Finding Balance 1 Pager

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20 August 2014
Boost in Business Startups to Greet Passage of Solomons Business Names Act

National Parliament of the Solomon Islands PSDI has welcomed a new law making it easier to register businesses in the Solomon Islands. PSDI provided policy guidance and support in drafting of the legislation which is part of wider reforms to regulatory frameworks for businesses in the Pacific.“The new law will improve and streamline the business name registration process which will encourage more people to start up and register their small businesses,” said...

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