fiji


CPSC Membership

Partner Ministry/Organization Ministry of Education and Public Service Commission
Liaison Officer Mr. Iowane Tiko
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education, Heritage, and Arts
Suva, Fiji
Recent Programs Held in the Country 2015: In-Country Program on Industry-Academia Collaborations and Partnerships. April 20-24, 2015
2013: (1) Special In-Country Program and National Seminar on Champion Leaders’ Development on TVET Skills for Poverty Alleviation. December 2-6, 2013. (2) 2013: In-Country Program on Web-based Teaching and Learning System in TVET. April 22-26, 2013.
2012: In-Country Program on Developing E-Learning Contents in TVET. April 10-14, 2012.
Ambassador N/A
Address of Embassy/Consulate in Manila Fijian Honorary Consulate in Manila, Philippines
Executive Offices, JMP Bldg.
Jose Cruz St., Brgy. Ugong
Pasig City, Manila, Philippines

Economy

GDP $4.556 billion (2015), 152nd
GDP Per Capita $4,926 (2015)
Currency Fijian Dollar (FJD) = 100 cents
Major Exports Agricultural products, fish
Major Imports machinery and transport equipment, petroleum products, food, chemicals
Major Industries sugar, garments, gold, timber, fish, molasses, coconut oil
Major Export Partners US 14.6%, Australia 13.2%, Japan 6.9%, Samoa 5.8%, Tonga 5.1%
Major Import Partners Singapore 32.8%, Australia 15.5%, New Zealand 14.5%, China 10.7%
Foreign Exchange Reserves $963.7 million (2015)
Inflation 3%
Population below Poverty Line 31%
Gini Coefficient 42.8 (moderately unequal)
Competitiveness Rank not reported
Ease of Doing Business Rank 97rd (out of 190)
Employment Rate 93.4% (2013, est.)
Unemployment Rate 7.6% (2013, est.)

Politics

fiji-president-george-konroteGeorge Konrote (Fiji Government)

Type of Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
Head of State George Konrote (President)
Head of Government Frank Bainimarama (Prime Minister)
Legislating Body/Bodies Parliament of Fiji

Social Facts

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Time zone UTC + 12:00
Human Development Index 0.727 (high, 90th out of 180)
Literacy Rate not reported
% of people with internet access 46.33% (413,331)
Life Expectancy 69.72 years (Males: 66.93, Females: 72.89)
Drives on the Left
Calling code +679
ISO 3166 code FJ
Internet TLD .fj