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Quick Facts

Total population   
                                                                                     
890,057 
GDP per capita

USD 4,700

GDP growth rate

2% (2011)

Gross primary, secondary, tertiary school enrollment

75%

Telephone lines (per 100 people)
14.95
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
83.72
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
18.82
Personal computers (per 100 people)
26.75
Households with a television set
60%
Internet users (per 100 people)
28
Population covered by mobile cellular network
65%
Fixed broadband subscribers 2.68
International Internet bandwidth (bits/second/person) 151

Source: ICT at a Glance (World Bank) 2009

ICT in Education (UNESCO)

ITU ICT EYE

General Resources

Country Profile (BBC)

Development Gateway's Country Resources

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Resources in E-Co Hub

E-Government for Women's Empowerment in Asia and the Pacific

E-Government for Women's Empowerment in Asia and the Pacific

As governments transition towards e-government in Asia and the Pacific, there is growing acknowledgement of the role that e-government could play to harness ICTs for women’s empowerment and gender equality. However, much of e-government policy and implementation still do not take into account the differentiated access to, and impact of, technology for men and women. Recognizing the potential of e-government for women’s empowerment, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) undertook a project in 2014–2015 on “E-Government for Women’s Empowerment in the Asia Pacific”, in partnership with the United Nations Project Office on Governance (UNPOG). The project aims to enhance knowledge and awareness of good practices of gender-responsive policies, programmes and strategies in e-government, in order to help build the capacity of governments to harness this tool towards women’s empowerment.

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Climate Change, Food Security, and Socioeconomic Livelihood in Pacific Islands

Climate Change, Food Security, and Socioeconomic Livelihood in Pacific Islands

The report is based on a research study conducted by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) under the ADB regional technical assistance project on “Capacity Strengthening of the Pacific Island Developing Member Countries in Responding to Climate Change.” The results of the study indicate that climate change will likely have significant negative impacts on agricultural output in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, and Solomon Islands. Even relatively positive projections suggest that the fishery sector of the three study countries cannot be relied upon to counterbalance the food security challenges brought about losses in agricultural output.

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UN Recognizes Pacific e-Learner during Workshop to Strengthen ICTD Education in the Asia-Pacific

UN Recognizes Pacific e-Learner during Workshop to Strengthen ICTD Education in the Asia-Pacific

UN Information and Communication Technology Hub presents APCICT Virtual Academy Award to ICT e-Learner from Fiji

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Fiji Information technology Development Policy

The vision for Fiji’s information economy is "to harness Fiji’s ideal geographic location, competent workforce and world-class information technology infrastructure to promote Fiji’s international competitiveness and create a dynamic, vibrant and well connected e-society." This policy document is focused on three key outcomes: government on-line; e-enabled businesses; and e-empowered community.

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