Pacific Inter-Island Cross-Border Remittance

About the Project

Implement person-to-person inter-island cross-border remittance.  Multi-phase implementation with first phase proof of concept between Fiji and Vanuatu. Service will allow individuals to transfer funds from M-PAiSA mobile money wallet in Fiji to recipients in Vanuatu holding an M-Vatu mobile money account and vice versa.  Service will be real-time, 100% digital and should reduce the cost of sending funds by half compared with existing methods.

Start and End Date


Geographical Focus

Main Beneficiary

Private Sector




Implementing Agency

Contact Person

Yenlin De Silva
Country Cordinator Fiji

Policy Area

PA1. E-commerce Readiness & Strategy Formulation

Strategic Output

1.1. National E-commerce strategies are developed and implemented in FICs, which are built on domestic consensus and inspired by the Regional E-commerce Strategy and Roadmap.


1.1.2 Establish a Pacific E-commerce Committee and national E-commerce committees modelled on the regional body to strengthen cooperation between government institutions, regulatory bodies and leading private sector partners

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