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31 October 2022
Facilitating Growth: Addressing the Challenges of Small Business Finance in the Pacific through Collateral Reforms

Secured transactions reforms enable borrowers to use assets other than land and buildings, such as vehicles, machinery, inventory, and accounts receivable, as collateral for loans. PSDI's Jeremy Cleaver, Katherine Passmore, and Simon Thompson explain.

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1 June 2022
Access to Finance, Business Registration Awareness Key for Tongan Informal Sector Assistance

A new, PSDI-supported informal business survey in Tonga will help inform government programs and business services for the country's informal sector, Economic Empowerment of Women Expert Sarah Boxall says.

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12 October 2021
How the Pacific business community is accelerating women’s leadership

Women are increasingly holding senior leadership and decision-making roles in the Pacific business community, PSDI Economic Empowerment of Women Expert Sarah Boxall writes in DevPolicy Blog.

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12 February 2020
With a More Competitive Private Sector, Everybody Wins

Competition in the marketplace is healthy for a country’s economy—everybody benefits.

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15 December 2016
Credit Can Increase Without Government Guarantees

Accessing credit is difficult for businesses in the Pacific. While there’s enough liquidity in the banking system, the ratio of private sector credit to GDP is in most cases less than 50 percent—similar to the level in many South Asian and South American countries.

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27 November 2016
Win-Win-Win for Samoa SOE reform

Reforms to state owned enterprises (SOEs) can unleash productivity and efficiencies in an economy. However, such reforms can bring pain and controversy—so-called “adjustment costs”.

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