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.
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
34,000 securities registered
Women’s Business Leadership Program
Commercialisation and finance
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.
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.
THE FIJI SUN: Tourism Fiji has announced it is working with PSDI to understand the crucial role women play in Fiji’s tourism industry.
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.
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.
Fiji has a new, modernized Competition and Consumer Policy, which will support economic development by safeguarding consumers and the private sector.