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Our work in Fiji
Fiji is an upper middle-income country where the projected growth rate has settled at an average of 3.6% to 2020. Tourism and construction are the major contributors to this growth.
However, the performance of most of the other parts of the economy are performing well below expectations. Attaining higher levels of sustained growth is necessary to generate more income and jobs and to reduce poverty and inequality for women and men in Fiji.
MDF Fiji works in the key sectors of agriculture and tourism to improve their competitiveness, and has recently expanded to support Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) business development services and into the emergent outsourced services sub-sector.
Inclusive growthIn Fiji, all of MDF’s partnerships have positively impacted women’s empowerment. This impact is not just limited to increased economic opportunities for these women, but has addressed the complex issues of agency and in some cases, the frequently overlooked constraint that women in Fiji face: time poverty. Addressing this directly through interventions designed to reduce workloads has allowed women to use their saved time to rest more, help children with education and manage other crops. Through thoughtful design, MDF has also developed community-based models with Fijian companies which ensure that women’s efforts are amply rewarded. As they have continued to earn income, they have contributed to sustained high quality services for tourists, increased investment in the well-being of their families, and increased contributions to their community obligations.
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Women at Work
Australian Support for Kalabu Business Park Vision
Inclusive Impact at MDF – Fiji
DHL Express – SoSC
Talanoa Treks – SoSC
Press Release – Cruise Tourism Partnership
Fiji Navy, Kenua Fiji and MDF Fiji sign first public-private-partnership to develop cruise tourism.
Danam competes in lucrative garments segment through staff upskilling.
Charan Jeath Singh
Mechanisation addresses sugarcane labour shortages in Vanua Levu.
MDF Fiji Enterprise Engine
Creation of MDF Fiji Enterprise Engine helps Fijian MSMEs generate FJD1.2 million in additional revenue.
Labasa Farm Fresh
Connecting their way to export success
Charan Jeath Singh
Mechanisation addresses sugar cane shortages in Vanua Levu
High value agriculture in Fiji
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