Helping Pacific countries reform the business environment

PSDI helps Asian Development Bank's 14 Pacific developing member countries to improve the enabling environment for business and support inclusive, private sector–led economic growth.

Applying a rigorous, diagnostic, yet flexible approach, PSDI works with governments, companies and private sector organizations to improve the enabling business environment in the Pacific. In operation since 2007, PSDI has evolved into a performance-driven technical assistance instrument integrated into Pacific government strategies and programs.

Working out of ADB's Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office in Sydney, PSDI is a unique program. 

Responding to country requests, PSDI’s expert team provides support services in policy and program development, advocacy, legislative and administrative reform, capacity building and technology project management.
PSDI owes its success to its flexible operating model, its continuity, strong technical expertise, ability to work at all levels of government, the emphasis it places on research and analysis, and its coherence focus on institutions.
PSDI can rapidly marshal support and resources to assist, or reduce engagement when obstacles to reform emerge.
PSDI helps remove the constraints to doing business; fostering entrepreneurship and new business models; removing barriers to women’s participation in business.
PSDI helps the private sector to formalize and grow their business, to create jobs, pay taxes, and lift people out of poverty.

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