The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) has congratulated Fiji’s continued progress in promoting financial inclusion and has committed to supporting Fiji’s ongoing work to increase access to financial services and products at a meeting between UNCDF Executive Secretary, Judith Karl, and Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.
Human Centered Design (HCD) is providing South Pacific financial service providers with new motivation and tools to tackle the problems that have frustrated their initial attempts at mass market finance.
Insurers in the Pacific are focusing on increasing penetration of insurance coverage for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), research conducted by the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) last month has revealed.
The Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) released a comparative report on the Financial Services Demand Side Surveys (DSS) of Fiji, Solomon Islands and Samoa this week.
The report titled Benchmarking financial inclusion in Fiji, Samoa, and Solomon Islands: Findings from the first national demand side surveys, presents a synthesis and comparison across the three surveys.
There have been many promising financial inclusion developments in recent years in the Pacific. Yet, the region continues to be one of the least-banked, not least given the difficulties in serving small, remote, and dispersed populations.
United Nations Capital Development fund (UNCDF) Executive Secretary Ms. Judith Karl met with students and teachers of Nuku Primary School on Wednesday as part of her four-day visit to Fiji.
Nuku Primary school is recognized for its excellent integration of financial education (FinEd) in classroom setting and delivering FinEd in a practical manner to students from low-income families within a rural setting. Despite resource constraints, the school offers both early childhood learning together with FinEd from Years 1 through to 8.
United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) Executive Secretary Ms. Judith Karl on Tuesday commenced a four-day visit to Fiji.
It is with great sadness this week that UNCDF mourned the passing of our friend and colleague Reuben Summerlin, UNCDF’s Advisor in the Pacific region and the Programme manager of the UNDP/UNCDF Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP).
Reuben was an extraordinary man who represented for many of us the ideals of passion, commitment, professionalism and honesty.