Workers do paperwork inside a cargo container in Fiji, where the Asian Development Bank supported a development project to upgrade its port facilities to help boost the country's economy. Since becoming a member in 1970, Fiji has received $317.26 million in loans and $27 million in technical assistance from ADB. Photo by: ADB / CC BY-NC-ND


One of the largest countries in the South Pacific, Fiji has abundant natural resources. Its economy, however, has not been performing to expectations.

Sugar and garments, which traditionally have been the island nation’s key industries, have been seeing a steady decline in growth, leading the country to rely more heavily on tourism revenues to shore up its economy.

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Aimee Rae Ocampo

In her role as editor for business insight, Aimee creates and manages multimedia content and cutting-edge analysis for executives in international development. As the manager of Development Insider, Devex's flagship publication for executive members, she is constantly on the lookout for the latest news, trends and policies that influence the business of development.


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