Economy Measure Code Measure Currency Code Amount (Local) Amount (USD) Source Details
Cook Islands 02 02 - Credit creation NZD
Cook Islands 02A 02A - Financial sector lending/funding NZD
Cook Islands 02B 02B - Support policies for long-term lending NZD
Cook Islands 02B1 02B1 - Interest rate adjustments NZD
Cook Islands 02B2 02B2 - Other policies to support long-term lending NZD
Cook Islands 02C 02C - Loan guarantees NZD
Cook Islands 05 05 - Health and income support NZD 61,380,000 37,132,486 Ministry of Finance and Economic Management. http://www.mfem.gov.ck/images/MFEM_Documents/COVID-19/Cook_Islands_Economic_Response_to_COVID-19.pdf (accessed 13 April 2020).

The Government’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan with a total value of NZD61 million has three objectives. The first is to stimulate demand through support to local business to ensure that the economy is able to continue to operate, even at a reduced level, during this period of extreme uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. The second is to support the livelihoods of those that are likely to be most affected by the economic fallout, including those required to self-isolate, those that lose their jobs and the elderly and infirm. The third objective is to achieve the first two objectives in a fiscally responsible manner that does not undermine the Government’s ability to undertake further fiscal intervention over the longer-term, should that prove necessary.

Cook Islands 05A 05A - Health support NZD 7,300,000 4,416,213

(i) NZD5 million, Ministry of Health; (ii) NZD2.3 million support for self-isolation.

Cook Islands 05B 05B - Income support NZD 54,080,000 32,716,273
Cook Islands 05B1 05B1 - Tax and contribution deferrals and policy changes NZD
Cook Islands 05B2 05B2 - Tax and contribution rates reduction NZD
Cook Islands 05B3 05B3 - Subsidies to individuals and households NZD 25,400,000 15,366,001 Ministry of Finance and Economic Management. http://www.mfem.gov.ck/images/MFEM_Documents/COVID-19/Cook_Islands_Economic_Response_to_COVID-19.pdf (accessed 13 April 2020).

(iv) NZD0.97 million unemployment benefit; (ii) NZD22.51 million wage subsidy; (iii) NZD1 million child benefit payment; (iv) NZD0.87 million one-off welfare payment; (v) NZD50 thousand redeployment program.

Cook Islands 05B4 05B4 - Subsidies to businesses NZD 3,360,000 2,032,668 Ministry of Finance and Economic Management. http://www.mfem.gov.ck/images/MFEM_Documents/COVID-19/Cook_Islands_Economic_Response_to_COVID-19.pdf (accessed 13 April 2020).

(i) NZD3.36 million business grants.

Cook Islands 05B5 05B5 - Indirect income support NZD 14,000,000 8,469,449 Ministry of Finance and Economic Management. http://www.mfem.gov.ck/images/MFEM_Documents/COVID-19/Cook_Islands_Economic_Response_to_COVID-19.pdf (accessed 13 April 2020).

(i) NZD2 million small capital works program; (ii) NZD12 million major capital projects.

Cook Islands 05B6 05B6 - No breakdown (income support) NZD 11,320,000 6,848,155 Ministry of Finance and Economic Management. http://www.mfem.gov.ck/images/MFEM_Documents/COVID-19/Cook_Islands_Economic_Response_to_COVID-19.pdf (accessed 13 April 2020).

NZD11.32 million indirect costs (tax relief, TAU,etc).

Cook Islands 05C 05C - No breakdown (health and income support) NZD
Cook Islands 07 07 - Central bank financing government NZD
Cook Islands 07A 07A - Direct lending and reserve drawdown NZD
Cook Islands 07B 07B - Secondary purchase: government securities NZD
Federated States of Micronesia 02 02 - Credit creation USD
Federated States of Micronesia 02A 02A - Financial sector lending/funding USD
Federated States of Micronesia 02B 02B - Support policies for long-term lending USD
Federated States of Micronesia 02B1 02B1 - Interest rate adjustments USD
Federated States of Micronesia 02B2 02B2 - Other policies to support long-term lending USD
Federated States of Micronesia 02C 02C - Loan guarantees USD
Federated States of Micronesia 05 05 - Health and income support USD 35,000,000 35,000,000
Federated States of Micronesia 05A 05A - Health support USD 20,000,000 20,000,000 IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 7 May 2020).

To address the emergency caused by COVID-19, the national government has prepared a USD20 million (or about 5% of GDP) COVID-19 Response Framework, in order to develop quarantine and isolation facilities across the nation, provide mandatory infection control training for all first responders, and increase testing capacity and ventilators for each island state in the Federated States of Micronesia.

Federated States of Micronesia 05B 05B - Income support USD 15,000,000 15,000,000
Federated States of Micronesia 05B1 05B1 - Tax and contribution deferrals and policy changes USD
Federated States of Micronesia 05B2 05B2 - Tax and contribution rates reduction USD
Federated States of Micronesia 05B3 05B3 - Subsidies to individuals and households USD
Federated States of Micronesia 05B4 05B4 - Subsidies to businesses USD
Federated States of Micronesia 05B5 05B5 - Indirect income support USD
Federated States of Micronesia 05B6 05B6 - No breakdown (income support) USD 15,000,000 15,000,000 IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 7 May 2020).

22 April 2020, The government approved the economic stimulus package of USD15 million (about 3.8% of GDP). The package includes measures to support affected businesses, including wage subsidies, debt relief, as well as social security tax and other tax rebates.

Federated States of Micronesia 05C 05C - No breakdown (health and income support) USD
Federated States of Micronesia 07 07 - Central bank financing government USD
Federated States of Micronesia 07A 07A - Direct lending and reserve drawdown USD
Federated States of Micronesia 07B 07B - Secondary purchase: government securities USD
Fiji 02 02 - Credit creation FJD 60,000,000 27,228,172
Fiji 02A 02A - Financial sector lending/funding FJD 60,000,000 27,228,172 IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 7 May 2020).

The Reserve Bank of Fiji raised its Natural Disaster and Rehabilitation Facility to FJD60 million to include businesses affected by epidemics or pandemics, renaming it the Disaster Rehabilitation and Containment Facility.

Fiji 02B 02B - Support policies for long-term lending FJD
Fiji 02B1 02B1 - Interest rate adjustments FJD International Monetary Fund (IMF). https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 12 April 2020).

No amount/estimate: The Reserve Bank of Fiji reduced the overnight policy rate to 0.25% from 0.5% on 18 March 2020 to counter the economic impact of COVID-19.