Policy Briefs | 30 January 2024 | Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Niue

Innovative Financing Mechanisms in the Pacific

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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) require access to finance to be able to start, grow, and sustain their businesses. However, for many Pacific businesses, accessing finance is difficult. Innovative Financing Mechanisms, including small-scale offers regimes and investment-geared crowdfunding, can lower barriers and provide more options for Pacific businesses seeking finance.

This paper examines the potential benefits and issues to consider around implementing these mechanisms in the region, considering the unique nature of Pacific economies.

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Pacific Finance Sector Policy Paper Series

This Pacific Finance Sector Policy Paper is the third of a series published by the Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI) covering topical issues in Pacific finance, with the combined aim of assisting Pacific policymakers to alleviate the constraints faced by Pacific businesses when trying to access finance.