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Samoa leads Asia Pacific region in statistical data transparency

Samoa is leading the Asia Pacific region in statistical data transparency becoming the first country in the area to launch a new National Summary Data Page (NSDP) , a one-stop statistics shop for publishing essential macroeconomic data, critical for monitoring economic conditions and policies. http...
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Pacific Economic Monitor - December 2016

For Pacific countries, developing high-value niche products for export such as coffee, vanilla, and chocolate, opens up promising economic opportunities. This edition of the Pacific Economic Monitor focuses on niche product development. The Pacific is increasingly becoming known worldwide for...
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Solomons signs MSG free trade agreement

The prime minister of Solomon Islands has signed the Melanesian Free Trade Agreement making his country the first Melanesian Spearhead Group member to do so. Only two MSG member countries need sign the agreement for it to come into effect. The sub-regional trade deal is an expansion of former...
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EU to open commercial opportunities in public sector

The European Union is a strong supporter for Agriculture development in Fiji and around the Pacific. While opening the first ever debate on organic and conventional farming methods in USP, the EU Ambassador for the Pacific, Andrew Jacobs says that within its borders, the European Union spends more...
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OECS: implement relevant trade policies

David Jordon, a former director of the International Trade and Investment in St. Lucia and renown regional economist is calling on the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) to “revisit the trade license arrangements” and economic activity reserved for nations of the sub-region. He...
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Beyond Climate Change in the Caribbean

A new generation of youthful institutions that are inspiring and changing the climate of development across the Caribbean. Indeed, going beyond climate change in the Caribbean. Recent evidence based emerging from the Caribbean indicates that compared to previous generations, well over 75 percent of...
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Building climate-resilient food systems for Pacific Islands

This World Fish report on "Building climate-resilient food systems for Pacific Islands" focuses on the challenges of climate change and food security for the Pacific Islands. It summarises: 1) the projected effects of climate change on agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture in the Pacific region; 2...
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