Thursday, September 15, 2022
Social protection measures have played a core part of the Pacific’s response to the impacts of COVID-19. More than 80 schemes have been implemented, using cash and in-kind benefits, subsidies, and adjustments to contributory schemes.
There is a common...
Asia, Timor-Leste, Oceania, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu
Monday, August 29, 2022
It’s 2pm on a sunny and humid afternoon in Fiji. Our team has just arrived in Sigatoka, a seaside town on a well-traveled section of the Queens Road, the main road that loops around the coast of Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu. We arrive in Nadroumai...
Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Cash assistance from Save the Children to vulnerable families has successfully enabled them to manage the impacts of COVID-19.
The NGO’s reports show 85 per cent of the assisted families used the funds to purchase food and basic needs such as clothing...
Friday, September 10, 2021
Eighty-five social protection program recipients were assisted by social welfare officers with their grocery shopping at the Sawani border, Naitasiri last week. In a government statement, recipients received shopping vouchers for the first week of every...
Friday, July 2, 2021
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Fiji's initial closure of borders allowed the country to keep the COVID-19 virus at bay, a significant...
Monday, January 11, 2021
More than 19,000 Fijian families most-affected by the impacts of COVID-19 will receive 100 Fijian dollars a month over the next four months through digital cash transfers.
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Growth in the Pacific subregion for 2020 has been further downgraded as the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic continues to squeeze the region’s economies.
Oceania, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Millions of Pacific workers with previously stable incomes from the tourism sector are at risk of sliding into poverty, predicts a new International Labour Organisation (ILO) report. With government restrictions banning overseas travel as a result of the...
Asia, Maldives, Oceania, Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu
Saturday, April 18, 2020
All of us in the international development space – in Australia, the region and worldwide – have had our work disrupted. What do we do now? We need to debate the big picture issues but we also need to trial and share practical solutions. We propose...
America, Canada, Peru, United States, Asia, China, India, Laos, Nepal, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam, Europe, Germany, Oceania, Australia, Fiji, Marshall Islands, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu
Sunday, February 16, 2020
Social welfare department aware of families demanding money from recipients. It will now carry out a recertification programme that will help improve its systems and processes and hopefully rectify the problems that many of the recipients complain to...