Monday, December 02, 2013



IWS Documented News Service


Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach

School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

Cornell University

16 East 34th Street, 4th floor---------------------- Stuart Basefsky

New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau



Asian Development Bank (ADB)




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·         Pacific Economic Monitor Database (452.55 KB)

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The theme of the policy briefs included in this issue is the economics of climate change and climate change financing challenges in the Pacific.





Weak global growth is impacting the Pacific largely through lower commodity prices. Subdued global demand is keeping international commodity prices low—adversely affecting agriculture, mineral, and forestry export revenues of some Pacific economies.


Strong revenue performance in smaller Pacific economies has continued in 2013, while larger economies have struggled. For the second consecutive year, fishing license revenues are exceeding budget targets in Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, and Tuvalu due to rising rates under a regional vessel day scheme. Tax collections in the Cook Islands, Fiji, and Vanuatu are also higher than expected.


Fiscal pressures are expected to increase in 2014. Public investments to support postcyclone recovery are expected to drive up debt levels and slow Samoa’s progress toward fiscal consolidation in the near term.


Climate change economic impacts and adaptation efforts in the Pacific. This issue’s policy briefs address the economics of climate change and climate change financing challenges in the Pacific.




The Economic Setting

Country Economic Updates

Policy Briefs

Economics of Climate Change in the Pacific

Climate Change Impacts on Pacific Agriculture

Regional Disaster Risk Assessment and Pooling

Marshalling Climate Change Finance through Public Financial Management

Economic Indicators




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