Resources from ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries

  1. Chamber prepares for its first engagement with the informal economy in Palau

    31 August 2021

    The Palau Chamber of Commerce (PCOC) will, for the first time, engage with informal sector businesses to support COVID-19 recovery.

  2. National Budget prioritizes Informal sector recovery in Fiji

    31 August 2021

    This month, the Informal Economies Recovery Project Team sat down with Fiji’s Minister for Commerce Trade Tourism and Transport - Hon. Faiyaz Siddiq Koya. He spoke to us about the Fijian Government’s recently announced national budget, and how it is designed to support COVID-19 recovery in the informal sector.

  3. From Volcanoes to Cultural Trade

    31 August 2021

    Sandrine Wallez is the founder of ‘Alternative Communities Trade In Vanuatu’ - ACTIV. A former volcanologist, she speaks to us about her role in the UN’s Informal Economies Recovery Project and the current state of the cultural and creative industry in Vanuatu

  4. Acknowledging young Pacific entrepreneurs transforming food systems

    31 August 2021

    The Informal Economies Recovery Project highlights some of the young entrepreneurs in the Pacific.

  5. Pilot in Ba (Fiji) to inspire a new generation of women and girls in agriculture

    31 August 2021

    The initiative aims to improve the livelihoods of rural farmers and boost food security, as well as inspire a new generation of women and girls in agriculture. And is being implemented by IFAD under the Informal Economies Recovery Project.

  6. 120 informal sector entrepreneurs in south Santo (Vanuatu) access business and technical training

    31 August 2021

    Since 2020, the UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) economic empowerment work in Vanuatu has been amplified by the UN Informal Economies Recovery Project. With the support from the project, the Vanuatu team has been able to extend its reach and to fund seeds and agricultural tools distribution.

  7. Tevita Tobeyaweni – Entrepreneur’s Journey (FIJI)

    31 August 2021

    Tevita Tobeyaweni is a dancer-choreographer and the founder of MATA Dance Crew in Fiji. He takes us through his journey as a growing entrepreneur.

  8. Innovation to Increase Access to Social Security in Vanuatu

    31 August 2021

    ILO in partnership with the Vanuatu National Provident Fund (VNPF), Vodafone and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), launched the payment gateway of the mobile application M-Vatu, with the aim of making it easier for members to make direct contributions.

  9. IFAD statement for the August edition of the MPTF Informal Economies Recovery Project Monthly Newsletter

    31 August 2021

    IFAD Country Director, Pacific Island States, Tawfiq El-Zabri

  10. Kiribati reintegration action plan for returned migrant workers: Consultation and Validation Workshops