Changing Our World
Now in its third decade of working to improve the effectiveness of development cooperation in our region, FDC has seen progress and much change. FDC has made its contribution through its work on international economic policies, cooperative approaches to development, and self-help activities at the grass roots level. FDC’s approach supports efforts that pool experience, expertise and resources to forge constructive partnerships in our region.
Building on its strengths over the years, FDC is renewing its focus on working with the private sector to respond to the development challenge, and is recruiting a Principal Consultant.
The Informal Economy
Most of the poor find their livelihoods in the informal economy. For this reason, FDC supports financial inclusion and 'pro-poor' private sector development. People in the informal economy need access to financial services, while the grassroots of the private sector consists of 'micro' and 'survival' enterprises. It's time we gave more attention to how the informal economy works.
PACIFIC MICROFINANCE WEEK 2013
Pacific Microfinance Week, an initiative of the Microfinance Pasifika Network, took place last month in Nadi, Fiji. This landmark event comprised a week-long series of events including workshops, field visits, seminars, and a formal conference, providing 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.