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Public Sector Economist, Pacific Department, Asian Development Bank
Rommel Rabanal is a regular contributor to the Pacific Department’s quarterly macroeconomic monitoring and surveillance cycle. His other responsibilities include analytical contributions to knowledge products, and periodic capacity building missions to Pacific countries on fiscal and economic analysis.
Policies being undertaken in the Pacific are helping businesses move from the informal to the formal sector and generate better jobs.
To increase sustainability and inclusiveness of growth, Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste need to look at ways to improve the quality and efficiency of public spending.