1 July 2005

Promise Unfulfilled: Private Sector Assessment for Fiji

Political and economic uncertainties in Fiji have created an environment of little business confidence. The economy is not growing at a rate sufficient to generate jobs and reduce poverty. Fiji is challenged by a difficult phase of structural change. The Fiji Government has committed to implement private sector friendly policies and structural reforms, as reflected in Government's medium term Strategic Development Plan 2003-2005 (SDP). Based on a survey of businesses in Fiji, and a review of the existing private sector environment, ADB's Private Sector Assessment for Fiji emphasizes the central role of the private sector in promoting the rapid economic growth that Fiji needs to create employment and prosperity.