The director of the International Labour Organisation's Pacific office says an inaugural survey of businesses in Kiribati has helped inform their lobby group of what services they want from it.
The Kiribati Chamber of Commerce and Industry conducted the Business Survey Report, which was developed and funded by the ILO and is based on interviews with almost 400 companies.
The ILO's David Lamotte says similar surveys in other countries have provided immediate tangible benefits to both the government and the private sector.
"The other thing that gave benefit to the chamber is that they now have feedback from their members on the types of services they should provide and it's an interesting read. They now know more strategically what are the kinds of services they want - from their members."
David Lamotte says Fiji is conducting a business survey and Vanuatu has just completed one.