Knowledge Products

Summary of Key Knowledge Products Partners Improving Markets Projects 

Year 2014

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Market for Change Market Profiles

A snapshot of the Markets for Change project and the markets it works in across Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

As a group of small and geographically dispersed countries far from international markets, economic growth across the Pacific region is often uneven. While the World Bank considers Nauru and Palau to be upper middle income countries, the United Nations classifies Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Tuvalu as “least developed countries” based on their low incomes, economic vulnerability and weak human resources. Pacific populations... More

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Pacific Fund Project Brief

A snapshot of UN Women’s Pacific Regional Ending Violence Against Women Facility Fund, the organisations it works with and the effect it has had on the ground. Brief

Climate Change, Gender, and Health in the Pacific

UN Women Fiji MCO series on the link between climate change, gender, and a number of development issues including women’s economic empowerment, health, food security, and energy.
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Gender and Energy in the Pacific

UN Women Fiji MCO series on the link between climate change, gender, and a number of development issues including women’s economic empowerment, health, food security, and energy.
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Why is Climate Change a Gender Issue?

UN Women Fiji MCO series on the link between climate change, gender, and a number of development issues including women’s economic empowerment, health, food security, and energy.
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Climate Change, Disasters and Gender-Based violence in the Pacific
UN Women Fiji MCO series on the link between climate change, gender, and a number of development issues including women’s economic empowerment, health, food security, and energy.  Brief
Climate Change, Poverty, and Women's Economic Empowerment in the Pacific
UN Women Fiji MCO series on the link between climate change, gender, and a number of development issues including women’s economic empowerment, health, food security, and energy.   Brief
Climate Change, Gender and Food Security in the Pacific
UN Women Fiji MCO series on the link between climate change, gender, and a number of development issues including women’s economic empowerment, health, food security, and energy.   Brief
 Beijing +20
UN Women Fiji MCO series on the link between climate change, gender, and a number of development issues including women’s economic empowerment, health, food security, and energy.  Brief
 

Year 2013

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CEDAW Leaflet
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The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Pacific - Frequently Asked Questions Leaflet

Year 2012

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Rural Pacific Island Women and Agriculture - 2nd Edition (March) The literature review contains some general comments about agriculture across the Pacific.
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Feasibility Study of the Fiji Markets Infrastructure Component (November)

The report is based on a feasibility study of the current Market Infrastructure of the 10 Markets in Fiji Publication
Toolkit  - “Getting Started  -  Market Vendors Associations” (December)
The Getting Started Toolkit was developed to assist in getting the women vendors organised and empowered to engage in dialogue with the Market Vendors Association and the Market Management. The toolkit was developed in consultation with the Suva Market Vendors and the Sigatoka Market Vendors. Publication
Tailevu Women Documentary -Nasau Village (December)  The 25 minute documentary captures the journey undertaken by the rural women of Nasau village (located in the Tailevu highlands) every week.  The struggles and constraints experienced with the early morning distanced walk to their gardens to collect ferns, then loading all the village produce into hired carriers in the early hours of the morning and the troubled and congested journey to the Suva market via unsafe roads to only be allocated spaces on the concrete pavements of the Suva market.  The vendors resort to sleeping on the pavements until the market is officially opened, after a full days sales from the pavement then they shop in the nearby supermarkets and once again take the painstaking journey back home. Video

Year 2011

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Survey Results from Nine Markets in Fiji A detailed survey of market managerial staff at nine of Fiji’s thirteen municipal markets whereby approximately one hundred and fifty questions were  designed regarding infrastructural and socioeconomic issues facing market workers. The nine surveyed markets were Sigatoka, Nausori, Rakiraki, Ba, Tavua, Lautoka, Nadi, Namaka, Labasa and the summary captured vary considerably in size, demographic characteristics, and the complexity of infrastructure and trade-related social networks. Publication
Fiji Market Improvement Handbook  (November)
 This handbook has been designed to assist Fiji local government, city councils, town councils and market authorities who are responsible for managing marketplaces, to improve their marketplaces. This handbook has been designed to especially capture issues which pertain to the needs and wellbeing of women market vendors, who make up the bulk of vendors across Fiji. The handbook is to be used in conjunction with a consultative process between market vendors and market authorities, to ensure a more positive and conducive environment for all is achieved. Publication
Evidence, Data and Knowledge in the Pacific Island Countries
Summary of all current literature on violence against women in the pacific region.
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Year 2010

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Economic Analysis Report on Four Markets in Fiji (October) The report is based on the economic analysis of four markets (Suva, Nausori, Sigatoka and Labasa) in Fiji Publication
Evidence, Data and Knowledge in the Pacific Island Countries Summary of all current literature on violence against women in the pacific region.  1st Edition


Year 2009

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A Survey of the Economic Performance of Selected Markets in the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. The analysis is based on a survey of vendors in several markets located in the Solomon Islands (Honiara) and Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby and Kundiawa). The performance of markets in terms of employment and income/earnings generation, providing earnings for people who lack alternative employment (expressed as number of jobs created and associated earnings) and the return on capital employed within the market, ie profits after an allowance is made for a basic wage, providing funds that can be reinvested in business growth.

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Melanesian Markets:

Fiji Markets Profiles

Solomon Islands Markets Profile

Vanuatu Markets Profile

The Melanesian Markets Report consists of the Market Profiles in the 3 Melanesian Countries (Fiji, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu). The report addresses the markets and culture, location of markets, size and density of markets, health and hygiene, wholesalong, wealth creation and market governance.

Fiji Markets Profiles

Solomon Islands Markets Profiles

Vanuatu Markets Profile

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Market for Change Market Profiles

 

A snapshot of the Markets for Change project and the markets it works in across Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. As a group of small and geographically dispersed countries far from international markets, economic growth across the Pacific region is often uneven. While the... more