12 June 2014

Sustainable Development Financing in the Pacific, ESCAP Workshop, Jakarta

Peter Dirou delivered this presentation to the Asia-Pacific Outreach Meeting on Sustainable Development Financing in Jakarta, Indonesia on 10–11 June 2014. Peter leads the “Financing Growth” focus area within PSDI. The presentation highlighted the distinctiveness of the Pacific region and argued that financial sector development in the region would require an innovative approach, as opposed to replicating the experiences of non-Pacific countries. Improvements in technology would open up innovative approaches, but the legal foundations of capital raisings needed to be addressed, whatever the capital raising modality. Another key message was the role that provident funds stood to play in capital market development, and financial sector development more generally, in the Pacific.