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Cruise tourism injected $34 million Australian dollars into the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu and brought an estimated further $18 million dollars in indirect economic benefits last year, according to a new IFC study.
In an op-ed in Solomon Star News, Gavin Murray and Franz Drees-Gross write that "TODAY is International Women’s Day, and a perfect time to reflect on why it is so important to promote gender equality in the Pacific."

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Gavin Murray
Regional Manager, Pacific
Email: gmurray@ifc.org 

IFC Pacific Office  

Level 18/14 Martin Place
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Phone: (61-2) 9235-6519
Fax: (61-2) 9235-6595

Media Contact
Sara King
E-mail: sking@ifc.org 

IFC in Samoa

Through a combination of investments and advice, IFC seeks to partner with private sector companies in sectors crucial to Samoa’s long-term sustainable development:

 

  • Expanding banking services to help small and medium entrepreneurs find capital to start and run their businesses and create jobs.
  • Increasing access to alternative dispute-resolution services to enable companies to settle legal cases without going to trial, hence saving time and money.
  • Growing the tourism sector to catalyze wider economic development for the island.

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