You are here

Results for World Bank

Tuesday 18 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A "fat" food tax based on percentage of fat, salt and sugar, may be considered by policymakers based on scientifically supported criteria, a World Bank study has recommended during a consultation workshop in Vava’u. The study also showed that the lack of affordable, healthy food options remains a major challenge in Tonga.
Node is premium Premium content
Wednesday 5 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga can better fight its NCD crisis by removing tax on chicken meat and putting new tax on local tobacco, while ensuring stronger price control, monitoring, and enforcement, a new World Bank study recommends.
1 comment
Node is premium Premium content
Monday 3 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 20% of smokers in Tonga have shifted to consuming the local hand-rolled tobacco, tapaka Tonga, because it is not taxed and cheaper, following a tax increase on manufactured cigarettes, according to a new study by the World Bank.
Node is premium Premium content
Tuesday 26 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three agreements worth NZ$8 million were signed between New Zealand and Tonga to strengthen Tonga’s education and justice systems, and public sector management through policy reform.
Node is premium Premium content
Friday 22 June 2018

Washington DC, USA
An additional US$10 million has been approved by the World Bank to help Tonga continue recovering from Tropical Cyclone Gita that struck Tongatapu and ‘Eua causing widespread damage in February. TC Gita, a category 4 storm, is the strongest cyclone to severely impact Tonga since 1982.
1 comment
Node is premium Premium content
Monday 2 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The new high speed telecommunication service for Ha’apai went live on 27 March 2018, said Robert Bolouri, Project Manager for the Tonga Cable Limited. The service was launched by the Prime Minister Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva in Ha'apai.
Node is premium Premium content
Thursday 22 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A fleet of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, or drones) have been transported to Tonga with the support of the Australian government, to provide a comprehensive visual assessment of the damage caused by Cyclone Gita, the World Bank reports today. Tonga has also received a payout of more than US$3.5 million from the Pacific Catastrophe Risk Insurance Company – the first payout made by the insurance platform established in 2016.
Node is premium Premium content
Thursday 12 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The World Bank is convinced that its Pacific Possible PP initiative will boost economic growth in the Pacific Island Countries PIC over the next 25 years.
Node is premium Premium content
Monday 31 July 2017

Apia, Samoa
Finding the best areas to generate solar power in Pacific Island countries is now possible with a new free tool, Global Solar Atlas, facilitated by the World Bank, and launched today, 31 July, at the Pacific Power Association (PPA) Conference in Apia, Samoa. At the click of a button, the application will help investors and policymakers identify potential sites for this renewable energy.
Node is premium Premium content
Friday 2 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government has the ultimate power to withdraw Tonga from hosting the 2019 Pacific Game, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva, Tonga’s PM told a Press Conference on Tuesday, 30 May at the Fa’onelua Convention Centre. “The Act is still there, but we don’t recognize that Act,” he said.
Node is premium Premium content
Wednesday 31 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Asian Development Bank has approved a $2.75 million loan and a $2.25 million grant to help Tonga strengthen it’s long-term economic growth prospects, while supporting and developing its capacity to respond to external economic shocks.
Node is premium Premium content
Tuesday 2 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The World Bank’s Board of Executive directors on April 27 approved US$5 Million to support Tonga’s Second Inclusive Growth Development Policy Operation.
Node is premium Premium content
Tuesday 7 March 2017

Washington D.C, USA
Siale 'Emeline 'Ilolahia, head of the Civil Society Forum of Tonga received an inaugural Jose Edgardo Campos Collaborative Leadership Award in Washington D.C on 7 March.
Node is premium Premium content
Friday 10 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A national awareness campaign, 'Read with your Child' under a Pacific Early Age Readiness and Learning program (PEARL) was launched on 31 January, by Crown Princess Sinaitakala Tuku'aho, who encouraged families and parents to read to their children for 10 minutes daily because reading strengthens minds and opens up opportunities. Tonga, where 35% of children are not being read to at home, is the first country in the Pacific to benefit from this program.
Node is premium Premium content
Thursday 26 January 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS) or action plan to deliver financial services at affordable costs to Tongans is being developed by the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) and the National Reserve Bank of Tonga (NRBT) for the first time.
Node is premium Premium content
Friday 18 November 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A $35 million pa’anga Youth Employment Project financed by the World Bank to be handled by the Government of Tonga starting in July 2017, will see funds disbursed over four-years to address youth unemployment in Tonga where the problems of idle youth are enormous and related to youth related anti-social behaviour and criminal activity.
Node is premium Premium content
Sunday 30 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Asian Development Bank will increase its financial commitment to the Pacific Region in the coming years, said its Executive Director, Ms Swati Dandekar who visited Tonga with six Executive Directors from 25-29 October, on the 50th Anniversary of the ADB.
Node is premium Premium content
Tuesday 18 October 2016
Suva, Fiji
Ending extreme poverty is possible, says the World Bank after announcing its commitment for a poverty free world by 2030 as it observed the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October. Victoria Kwakwa, World Bank Vice President for East Asia and Pacific, visited Fiji to mark the occasion
Node is premium Premium content
Wednesday 3 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Only 20% of households in the Pacific Islands have access to electricity, and electricity prices in the region are among the highest in the world, the Pacific Power Association Conference in Nuku’alofa, Tonga, was reminded yesterday. Keynote speaker, Kamleshwar Khelawan pointed out that more clarity in governance areas would help to encourage private sector confidence and much needed investment partnerships in the energy sector.
Node is premium Premium content
Tuesday 21 June 2016
Suva, Fiji
A Pacific Resilience Program, (PREP) which comprises of a number of projects aimed to strengthen Pacific Island countries resilience to natural disasters and climate change was launched today, 21 June in Fiji.
Node is premium Premium content

Pages