Where we work


UNCDF has been present in Tonga since 2008, working with partners to improve financial involvement of under-represented groups in areas where financial services tend to be limited.

Today, UNCDF offers “last mile” finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development.

Through Financial Inclusion Practice, UNCDF is jointly implementing the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) with the UNDP, increasing the number of low-income customers who adopt formal financial services. PFIP will add one million Pacific Islanders to the formal financial sector by 2019 by supporting policy and regulatory initiatives, funding innovation with financial services and delivery channels, disseminating market information, and empowering consumers.

Programmes in Tonga


support policy and regulatory initiatives, fund innovation with financial services and delivery channels, and empower consumers

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Our Team

Suva, Fiji

Krishnan Narasimhan

Deputy Programme Manager