In Fiji, we are supporting reforms that create an accommodating environment for businesses to be established, to innovate, and to increase productivity. 

PSDI has been working with the Government of Fiji to:

  • Increase the use of the secured transactions framework established in June 2019 that has made it easier for lenders to accept movable property as collateral;

  • Assist with the commercial transformation of the Fiji Development Bank;

  • Develop effective SOE policy and legislative reform, supported by regional SOE benchmarking and analysis;

  • Strengthen the capacity of the Fiji Competition and Consumer Commission;

  • Draft a National Competition and Consumer Protection Policy; and

  • Implement pilot projects to help make workplaces more women-friendly and provide leadership pathways for women.

Resources and Spending

Following the elections of September 2014 and Fiji’s return to democracy, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) resumed full engagement with the Government of Fiji.

PSDI has spent more than $2.7 million on private sector development related reforms in Fiji. Financing Growth initiatives have accounted for the largest share of funding allocations—34% overall. This covers PSDI's support to the Fiji Secured Transactions Task Force and the Fiji Development Bank, illustrating the current enthusiasm for secured transactions reform in Fiji. Spending for State-owned Enterprise Reform accounts for 21% of spending in Fiji, reflecting increased requests for SOE reform support including the development of a Public Enterprise Bill and PPP Policy. Business Law Reform initiatives account for 16% of total spending, much of which has gone towards the development of a secured transactions framework—the PSDI-supported Personal Properties Securities Act and the May 2019 launch of a Personal Property Securities Registry.

Fiji2007 2019 web

On this website, $ refers to US dollars unless otherwise stated.

For detailed information on PSDI activities in Fiji, download the 2022 PSDI Country Overview here.

Fiji at a glance

Secured transactions framework

established with the launch of an online registry in June 2019 makes it easier for lenders to accept movable assets as collateral.

34,000 securities registered

As of end-2019, more than 34,000 security interests over movable assets to be used as collateral for loans have been registered in Fiji using the PSDI-supported secured transactions framework.

Women’s Business Leadership Program

which helps prepare women for senior roles, delivered in 2016 and replicated in 2017.

Strengthened capacity

at the Fiji Competition and Consumer Commission.

SOE benchmarking

Fiji has participated in all five of PSDI’s Finding Balance comparative studies of Pacific state-owned enterprise performance.

Commercialisation and finance

PSDI is supporting increased commercial operations at Fiji Development Bank and supporting its potential to provide movables finance for the agricultural sector.
Latest News
16 May 2023
Fiji state-owned enterprises perform well, but more to be done — ADB report

The 2019 passage of SOE legislation in Fiji has improved the country’s governance and commercial framework but room exists for further improvement, according to ADB PSDI report Finding Balance 2023.

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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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30 May 2022
PSDI Teams Up with Tourism Fiji for New Corporate Plan

PSDI has teamed up with the Fijian government’s tourism marketing arm, Tourism Fiji, to support the development of its 2022-2024 Corporate Plan and an inclusive, private sector-led Fijian tourism industry.

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9 March 2022
Tourism Fiji welcomes ground-breaking PSDI study on the role of women in tourism

THE FIJI SUN: Tourism Fiji has announced it is working with PSDI to understand the crucial role women play in Fiji’s tourism industry.

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10 November 2021
Potential for positive transformation

THE FIJI TIMES: A series of PSDI publications on the tourism sector in Fiji and the region recommend that building more dynamic private sectors will help build bigger and better tourism industries and drive higher employment and incomes.

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24 September 2021
Mixed representation with pockets of progress

FIJI TIMES: A new report shows that the representation of women in business leadership in Fiji is mixed, but there are pockets of clear progress.

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Key Publications
Invisible Hands: Enabling Pacific Women in the Informal Economy
Invisible Hands: Enabling Pacific Women in the Informal Econ...
This publication is the first in a series of PSDI reports focused on the role of women in the Pacific region’s informal economy.
PSDI Annual Report FY2022
PSDI Annual Report FY2022
This report gives an overview of PSDI activities from July 2021 to June 2022.
PSDI Tourism Infographic Brochure
PSDI Tourism Infographic Brochure
This infographic brochure illustrates PSDI’s work and key achievements in the Pacific tourism sector.
Finding Balance 2023: Benchmarking Performance and Building Climate Resilience in Pacific State-Owned Enterprises
Finding Balance 2023: Benchmarking Performance and Building ...
This report reviews the performance of SOEs in nine Pacific island economies and looks at how policymakers can help state-owned power utilities address climate risk.
A Secure Retirement: Leveling the Playing Field for Women in the Pacific
A Secure Retirement: Leveling the Playing Field for Women in...
This publication proposes a series of priority reforms to address women’s disadvantage in accessing benefits from Pacific retirement funds.
PSDI Country Overviews 2022
PSDI Country Overviews 2022
What is PSDI doing in the Pacific? These fact sheets provide an overview of all PSDI activities at the country level to 2022.