Fiji

In Fiji, we are supporting reforms that create an accommodating environment for businesses to be established, to innovate, and to increase productivity. 

PSDI has been working with the Government of Fiji to:

  • Increase the use of the secured transactions framework established in June 2019 that has made it easier for lenders to accept movable property as collateral;

  • Assist with the commercial transformation of the Fiji Development Bank;

  • Develop effective SOE policy and legislative reform, supported by regional SOE benchmarking and analysis;

  • Strengthen the capacity of the Fiji Competition and Consumer Commission;

  • Draft a National Competition and Consumer Protection Policy; and

  • Implement pilot projects to help make workplaces more women-friendly and provide leadership pathways for women.

Resources and Spending

Following the elections of September 2014 and Fiji’s return to democracy, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) resumed full engagement with the Government of Fiji.

PSDI has spent more than $2.7 million on private sector development related reforms in Fiji. Financing Growth initiatives have accounted for the largest share of funding allocations—34% overall. This covers PSDI's support to the Fiji Secured Transactions Task Force and the Fiji Development Bank, illustrating the current enthusiasm for secured transactions reform in Fiji. Spending for State-owned Enterprise Reform accounts for 21% of spending in Fiji, reflecting increased requests for SOE reform support including the development of a Public Enterprise Bill and PPP Policy. Business Law Reform initiatives account for 16% of total spending, much of which has gone towards the development of a secured transactions framework—the PSDI-supported Personal Properties Securities Act and the May 2019 launch of a Personal Property Securities Registry.

Fiji2007 2019 web

On this website, $ refers to US dollars unless otherwise stated.

For detailed information on PSDI activities in Fiji, download the 2022 PSDI Country Overview here.

Fiji at a glance

Secured transactions framework

established with the launch of an online registry in June 2019 makes it easier for lenders to accept movable assets as collateral.

34,000 securities registered

As of end-2019, more than 34,000 security interests over movable assets to be used as collateral for loans have been registered in Fiji using the PSDI-supported secured transactions framework.

Women’s Business Leadership Program

which helps prepare women for senior roles, delivered in 2016 and replicated in 2017.

Strengthened capacity

at the Fiji Competition and Consumer Commission.

SOE benchmarking

Fiji has participated in all five of PSDI’s Finding Balance comparative studies of Pacific state-owned enterprise performance.

Commercialisation and finance

PSDI is supporting increased commercial operations at Fiji Development Bank and supporting its potential to provide movables finance for the agricultural sector.
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Finding Balance 2023: Benchmarking Performance and Building Climate Resilience in Pacific State-Owned Enterprises
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