The Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF) conducted a public investment management (PIM) diagnostic in close cooperation with the Solomon Islands Ministry of Development Planning and Aid Coordination (MDPAC). PRIF has adapted, within the context of the Pacific region, a diagnostic framework that was developed by the World Bank, as well as a publication based on a framework developed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF, 2015), focusing on infrastructure investment.
This book presents several country studies and explains how infrastructure investment can increase output, taxes, trade, and firm productivity.
Coastal erosion is a perpetual and serious concern for Pacific island countries. Coastal erosion may include various consequences from natural disasters, such as high water levels, sediment impacts on coral reefs, coastal sand extraction on beaches and rivers, and sediment traps. The effects of climate change, such as the rise in sea level, degradation of coral reefs, and increased frequency and intensity of storms, also increase the risk of erosion.
Tonkin + Taylor, in association with the University of New South Wales Water Research Laboratory (WRL), was engaged by the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF) to undertake an engineering study of affordable options for coastal protection.
LAUTOKA, FIJI July 28, 2016 – A new World Bank report has highlighted the need for Pacific Island countries to better incorporate climate and disaster risk management into planning and development, while proposing priority investments and policies to boost resilience to the year 2040.
Leaders believe the Pacific region can, should and will be a region of peace, harmony, security and economic prosperity so that all of its people can lead-free and worthwhile lives.
Faster economic growth will help create employment, reduce poverty and provide resources to combat health and environmental threats. Pacifi c Economic Survey 2008 looks at recent growth performance in the Pacifi c region, focusing on progress made in connecting the Pacifi c to the rest of the world, and also within the region, through improved telecommunications, aviation and shipping services.
In June 2012, the Green Infrastructure Finance Framework Report1 was published to address the constraints in financing green infrastructure and to develop a new approach to accelerate investments in low-emission technologies. This publication followed the Leading Initiatives and Research Report2 that summarized much of the past work and identified remaining gaps. The conclusions of the Research Report formed the basis for the principles of the financial gap analysis and green investment climate assessment methodology proposed in the Framework.
The views expressed in this book are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), its Board of Governors, or the governments they represent. ADB does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this publication and accepts no responsibility for any consequences of their use. Use of the term “country” does not imply any judgment by the authors or ADB as to the legal or other status of any territorial entity