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Saturday 25 January 2014
Sydney, Australia
Tonga will be the first to receive an immediate payout of US$1.27 million under the Pacific Catastrophe Risk Insurance Pilot towards the recovery in Ha'apai from Cyclone Ian, the World Bank announced on January 23.
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Friday 3 January 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Samoa has been granted US$14.6 Million by the World Bank to improve the resistance of coastal communities against natural disasters.
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Thursday 28 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The World Bank has announced that it has setup a US$5 million support operation to aid Tonga’s recovering economy.
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Friday 18 January 2013
Washington, USA
Four years after the onset of the global financial crisis, the world economy remains fragile and growth in high-income countries is weak. Developing countries need to focus on raising the growth potential of their economies, while strengthening buffers to deal with risks from the Euro Area and fiscal policy in the United States, says the World Bank.
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Tuesday 4 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In Niuatoputapu on Saturday December 1, Prime Minister of Tonga, Lord Tu'ivakano handed over 34 new houses for the people of Niuatoputapu who lost their homes during the tsunami that followed the Great Samoa-Tonga Earthquakes of 29-30 September 2009. Supported by the World Bank, a total of 73 new houses were constructed as part of the Post-Tsunami Reconstruction Project,
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Monday 19 November 2012
Washington DC, USA
Today (November 15), the World Bank Board of Directors approved a US$1.8 million grant for Tonga, to help strengthen the economy and improve critical service delivery for its population of 104,000 people.
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Friday 15 June 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A project to reduce the cost of sending remittances from New Zealand and Australia to Tonga and seven other Pacific islands is succeeding, Kim Hailwood and Jonathan Capal of Developing Markets Associates Ltd, said in Tonga on Wednesday, June 13.
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Wednesday 23 May 2012
Tokyo, Japan
Growth in developing East Asia and Pacific is strong but slowing, region needs to become less reliant on exports and capture new sources of growth, says World Bank East Asia & Pacific Economic Update.
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Tuesday 17 April 2012
Washington, USA
Dr. Jim Yong Kim, in response to his selection by the World Bank's Executive Directors as 12th President of the World Bank, spoke of a global consensus around the importance of inclusive growth in a rapidly changing world. He believed there was a need to foster an institution that responds effectively to the needs of its diverse clients and donors, and among other things, "amplifies the voices of developing countries".
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Wednesday 28 March 2012
Apia, Samoa
On her first visit to Samoa as the new World Bank Regional Vice President for East Asia and Pacific, Pamela Cox told Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi that the Bank hopes to offer Samoa up to US$100 million in concessional finance and grants over the next five years to increase resilience against shocks and generate opportunities from greater global and regional integration. She said the Bank would encourage private investment and broad-based growth, with a strong focus on helping farmers to improve yields and access new opportunities to sell their products.
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Tuesday 21 February 2012
Sydney, Australia
On February 17 the World Bank and the Government of Tonga signed a US$27 million grant to make air travel safer and more efficient for people travelling to and from Tonga. The investment is part of the World Bank's regional Pacific Aviation Investment Program, and will support rehabilitation of Fua'amotu International Airport and Vava'u Airport to ensure both meet minimum international safety and security standards.
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Tuesday 27 September 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A World Bank Energy Sector Mission Team visited Tonga on September 20-23 to discuss and advance the preparation of a proposed World Bank and Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF) under the Tonga Energy Road Map (TERM).
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Wednesday 12 November 2008
Honiara, Solomon Islands
Today the World Bank Director for the Pacific Region, Nigel Roberts, and the Asian Development Bank's Regional Director of the Sydney Office, Eugenue Zhukov, jointly opened the new premises of the World Bank Group, which will also host the ADB development coordinator. These premises symbolize the deepening working relationship by both banks with the Solomon Islands Government and with each other.
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Tuesday 17 June 2008
Brussels, Belgium
Following the publication last Thursday of a report by the World Bank's Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) that is heavily critical of the World Bank's own publication "Doing Business," the ITUC has urged the Bank to definitively remove the topic of labour standards from the mandate of "Doing Business," the Bank's headline annual publication. (Editior's Note: Tonga won the latest World Bank Reformer of Year Award 2007. The selection was based on a survey conducted by the World Bank and published in its "Doing Business" report of 178 economies and ranking them for the quality of the services that they offer.)
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Wednesday 28 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has scored high ratings in surveys conducted by the World Bank for measuring the ease of doing business. It came in 6th place in a review of 32 small island developing states. Fiji was 4th and Samoa 10th.
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Saturday 19 January 2008
London, UK
The World Bank was under strong pressure last night to follow the lead of the EU and other donors to threaten aid to Kenya until the crisis over President Mwai Kibaki's disputed election is resolved.
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Monday 31 May 1999

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Bob Gillett, a World Bank consultant, visited Tonga at the end of April to brief the Ministry of Fisheries and the Environment Unit of the Ministry of Land on the result of a coastal resources study that he carried out in six Tongan villages last year. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 2, May 1999.
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