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Pacific Islands

WFX in the Pacific

Our work in the Pacific is funded by the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) through the Women Accelerating Vibrant Enterprises in Southeast Asia and the Pacific (WAVES).

Past Trainings 
for WSMEs in
Papua New Guinea

In 2021, ADB partnered with the Center for Excellence in Financial Inclusion (CEFI) to train women- owned small businesses in Papua New Guinea.

Close to 200 women participated in the capacity building trainings aimed at improving skills in digital financial literacy, business planning, and e-commerce.

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Past Hackathon
(Technology Innovation Challenge)

In 2021, WFX conducted a hackathon to identify a solution that will support the collection and analysis of business data for WSMEs in the Pacific which ultimately will help banks and financial institutions to make informed lending decisions that are gender-considerate.


The selected solution is a data collection app provider from Viet Nam. It is now being piloted by a financial institution in Papua New Guinea.

ADB's Offices in the Pacific

Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office (PLCO)

ADB’s Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office in Sydney serves as the focal point for programming, processing, and administering assistance to Nauru, the Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.

Papua New Guinea Resident Mission

Level 2 – Burns Philp Haus
Corner of Musgrave Street & Champion Parade
PO Box 1992
Port Moresby, National Capital District
Papua New Guinea

Pacific Subregional Office (SPSO)

The Pacific Subregional Office in Suva serves as the focal point of ADB for programming, processing, and administering assistance in the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Niue, Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu.

For more information:

Visit ADB in the Pacific web page.

Need more details?

We are here to assist. Contact us by email at or through the contact form.

We are open from 8:00AM - 5:00PM Philippine Standard Time (UTC +8).

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