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May 3, 2022
The Fiji Country Private Sector Diagnostic (CPSD) provides IFC and World Bank analysis of challenges and opportunities for investment and economic growth.
English | 104 pages | 2022 IFC
Mar 8, 2022
The Thailand Country Private Sector Diagnostic (CPSD) provides IFC and World Bank analysis of growth and investment opportunities, constraints, and policy recommendations.
English | 164 pages | 2022 IFC
Dec 13, 2021
Established in the Philippines, Malayan Insurance Company (MICO) is the country’s largest non-life insurer. The company has partnered with IFC for the past few years, with support from the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative, to develop a strategy for becoming the non-life insurer of choice for Filipino women. This case study explores the innovative solutions implemented by MICO under this partnership—a suite of women’s personal accident, property, business, and vehicle insurance solutions, with value added services.
English | 8 pages | 2021 IFC
Nov 17, 2021
The most effective way to improve the lives of millions in poverty is by supporting agriculture in emerging countries.
Nov 9, 2021
Pacific nations face many challenges in the delivery of essential infrastructure in sectors such as sustainable energy, health, transport, logistics and telecommunications. It’s estimated that from 2016 through to 2030, US$46 billion in investment is needed to overcome the region’s infrastructure deficit.
Nov 3, 2021
Solomon Islands has taken a key step in advancing its tourism industry with the launch of a series of guides for investors and the government, to ensure this vital sector remains a long-term driver of job creation, sustainable economic growth and benefits for many people.
Oct 28, 2021
IFC commissioned Economic Consulting Associates to prepare a detailed guide to investing in renewable electricity generation in the Pacific. The aim of this report is to promote the development of bankable renewable energy (RE) projects in the Pacific Island countries (PICs) and Papua New Guinea (PNG). It provides a high-level overview of the Pacific region’s RE potential and comprehensive guidelines for investing in the four most populous countries: PNG, Fiji, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.
Sep 29, 2021
This study uses a plastics value chain approach to evaluate Vietnam’s plastics recycling industry and its role in supporting a circular economy.
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.