Results - 25 of at least 182 items found
Sep 19, 2021
This report provides an overview Rakorako peer learning series, showcasing the achievements of the participating companies and providing a blueprint for other private sector entities in Fiji and across the Pacific, and illustrating the compelling benefits to businesses if action is taken.
Sep 9, 2021
The Vietnam Country Private Sector Diagnostic provides IFC & World Bank analysis of private investment opportunities, constraints, and policy recommendations.
English | 123 pages | 2021 IFC
Jul 28, 2021
The report presents the results from the first round of research data—which provide a benchmark for measuring the business case for workplace responses. Impact to business will be measured through additional data collection efforts in 2021 and 2022.
Jul 6, 2021
Tropical Cyclone Yasa (TC Yasa) crossed Fiji on December 17-19, 2020. It was one of the strongest cyclones recorded in the Pacific and the second Category 5 cyclone to hit Fiji since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared.
May 26, 2021
Across the globe, e-commerce is thriving. In Southeast Asia, the e-commerce market has tripled in size since 2015, and it is expected to triple again by 2025. Two new IFC reports show that this growth could be even higher if we invest in women entrepreneurs on e-commerce platforms.
English | IFC 2021
Apr 30, 2021
This study gives investors an overview of the potential environmental and social (E&S) risks, impacts, and opportunities, with a focus on a tourism corridor in the Western Province, Solomon Islands, and how to reduce potential risks and impacts to realize the tourism development opportunities.
232 pages | © April 2021 | Complimentary
Apr 27, 2021
This handbook aims to provide corporate issuers and other market players in Vietnam with guidance in applying the global and Asean standards as well as national regulations of green, social and sustainability bonds which can help mobilize resources from domestic and international capital markets for socioenvironmental friendly and sustainable projects.
Apr 1, 2021
This roadmap provides strategic analysis of the offshore wind development potential in Vietnam, considering the opportunities and challenges under different growth scenarios.
Mar 29, 2021
This case study explores how Insular Life, a leading insurance firm in the Philippines, has developed innovative life and health insurance solutions for individual women and women-owned businesses with support from IFC and the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi).
English | 8 pages | 2021 IFC
Mar 8, 2021
This case study is one in a series that highlights the resilience (tabu soro) of Fijian workplaces in times of crisis. The aim of the Tabu Soro case studies is to showcase good practice in managing the impact of COVID-19, and disasters such as tropical cyclones, to foster safe and flexible workplaces for all employees.
Mar 5, 2021
IFC’s latest publication “Building Inclusive Supply Chains” shows how MUJI has built an inclusive supply chain positively impacting on small producers at the base of the pyramid (BOP) who are mostly women, and how its stakeholders perceive its benefits. The report reflects direct feedback gathered during interviews and surveys conducted by IFC with different stakeholders in MUJI's supply chain -- including producers, customers, employees, and management. The report highlights key challenges and opportunities that stem from engagement with the BOP producers in emerging markets. It also provides insights into good practice in incorporating the BOP producers into global value chains, drawing on MUJI’s experiences.
Feb 17, 2021
The report, Investment Reform Map for Lao PDR - A Foundation for a New Investment Policy and Promotion Strategy, details a proposed action plan for targeted reforms to realize the positive impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) on the local economy.
Feb 11, 2021
This case study outlines the results of Bank of South Pacific’s participation in the Waka Mere Commitment to Action (2017-2019), an initiative to improve business outcomes in Solomon Islands.
Feb 11, 2021
This case study outlines the results of Solomon Airlines’ participation in the Waka Mere Commitment to Action (2017-2019), an initiative to improve business outcomes in Solomon Islands.
Dec 14, 2020
The report, Gender and Microfinance in Myanmar: The Business Case for Action was produced jointly by IFC's Gender and Economic Inclusion Group and Financial Institutions Group. It contains findings from a survey of over 1,600 employees from eight leading microfinance institutions in Myanmar, as well as interviews with over 450 women microfinance clients.
Nov 4, 2020
Tourism is one of the most important drivers of growth for Pacific Island Countries, playing a particularly crucial role in the Fijian economy. Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second largest island, could form a significant part of the nation’s COVID-19 tourism recovery efforts through targeted investments to attract high-value markets, potentially increasing national tourism earnings by FJD 339 million in 2020 above government forecasted estimates. The Vanua Levu Tourism Market Demand Assessment provides critical information for the World Bank Group and the Fijian Government to design a project that will support the island’s future growth and recovery from the impacts of COVID-19. The report identifies key investments necessary to attract the niche markets of scuba diving; soft adventure and nature-based tourism; yachting; weddings and honeymoon tourism; and expedition cruises.
Oct 23, 2020
IFC working in partnership with the governments of Australia and New Zealand is helping Pacific Island nations tackle their unique development challenges.
Aug 25, 2020
Employers in Vietnam, especially those in high-growth sectors like export-oriented manufacturing and banking, are looking for ways to attract and retain works as the labor market tightens. This study explores how forward-looking employers tackle the challenge by investing in childcare support for their employees.
Jul 30, 2020
This study, based on surveys of employers and childcare providers in Cambodia analyzes key drivers of, and gaps in, employer-supported childcare. It identifies a suite of available childcare options and models provided by employers. The report also assesses the accessibility, availability, quality, and affordability of private childcare in Cambodia, and presents a business case for investing in it.
Jul 15, 2020
This report contains the findings of a business survey conducted with over 3,500 businesses by IFC and the Fijian Ministry of Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transportation. The survey sought to identify the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on Fijian businesses, understand how businesses are modifying their operations to adapt to new market realities, identify resources that businesses have accessed to minimize impact, and determine what additional resources and support businesses might require.
Jun 1, 2020
This Country Private Sector Diagnostic (CPSD) identifies and analyzes key binding constraints to private sector development in Myanmar and proposes short- to medium-term policy measures to tackle the structural constraints that limit private sector–led recovery and sustainable development.
English | 104 pages | 2020 IFC
May 28, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to trigger a severe economic contraction in East Asia and the Pacific. IFC is working with existing clients in the region to evaluate where our support is needed most.
English | 3 pages | 2020 IFC
Mar 31, 2020
Maintaining the Philippines’ strong economic growth and unlocking private sector markets to create better jobs will require improving competition in key economic sectors, reducing infrastructure gaps, and delivering on key reforms that ensure greater competition and better service provision. This is according to the Philippines Country Private Sector Diagnostic, which identifies the key cross-cutting and sector-specific policy constraints that hinder the expansion of market opportunities, private sector investment, and the creation of better-quality jobs and outlines the needed reforms over the next three to five years.
English | 62 pages | 2020 IFC
Mar 15, 2020
This Handbook was originally developed as part of the essential preparation for a 5-day intensive Mediator Skills Training (MST) course provided to World Bank Group clients under specific WBG projects in the Middle East and North Africa, Southeast Europe, and East Asia and the Pacific regions. It is intended to support the learning that takes place during the course through the practice and feedback, and to be a useful reminder for those with some experience.
Nov 26, 2019
The report, Tackling Childcare: The Business Case for Employer-Supported Childcare in Myanmar, was produced by IFC’s Gender Business Group. It contains the findings of the Tackling Childcare Study which found that when companies support their employees to balance their childcare responsibilities with their work obligations, there are many benefits. The findings are intended to provide recommendations for Myanmar businesses on how to better support the needs of working parents and to realize the business benefits of employer-supported childcare.