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Management Response to the End of Programme Evaluation of the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme – Phase II

Summary of Publication

The Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) was developed to support the expansion of financial inclusion in one of the least -banked regions in the world: the Pacific islands. The Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) was launched in 2008 to increase financial inclusion and improve livelihoods among low-income populations, particularly among women, in Fiji, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Samoa, Solomon Islands (SOI), Tonga and Vanuatu with recent entry into Kiribati and Tuvalu. The first phase of PFIP (PFIP-I) was implemented between 2008 and 2014; by the end of 2013, 687,620 individuals and/or small and micro enterprises in the PICs had gained access to one or more financial services1. PFIP Phase II (PFIP-II) began in 2014 and is slated to end in June 2020.

The goal of this report is to outline the findings from the final evaluation of PFIP-II and DFAT’s response.

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