The Pacific region is characterized by high levels of financial exclusion, small and remote communities with limited access to services and infrastructure, and increasing urbanization and associated poverty. Variable economic performance and disparate development outcomes in many Pacific Island countries continue, and with a large informal economy, access to appropriate financial services (such as savings, remittances, insurance and credit) offers a practical and sustainable means to help people realize their economic and other aspirations. FDC works with microfinance institutions, financial service providers and other organisations to enable greater access to financial services and education to the financially excluded and marginalized in the region.
Microfinance Pasifika Network
The Microfinance Pasifika Network (MFPN) was established in 2006 in Port Vila, Vanuatu to promote microfinance and financial inclusion more broadly in the Pacific. As a regional network,
MFPN is an alliance of institutions committed to supporting disadvantaged people in the Pacific to improve their quality of life, through the provision of inclusive and sustainable financial services such as savings, credit, remittances and payment services, and insurance. Registered in Vanuatu as a Charitable Organisation, the Network secretariat is hosted by FDC. More about the Microfinance Pasifika Network…
Pacific Microfinance Week
The Pacific Microfinance Week (PMW) is the region’s premier gathering of microfinance stakeholders. Comprising a week-long series of events including workshops, field visits, seminars, and a formal conference, PMW provides the region’s most comprehensive platform for Pacific financial sector stakeholders to share knowledge, network and engage in technical exchanges to further the effective, efficient and sustainable delivery of financial services within the unique constraints of the region. Presentations and other resources …
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