SPC works in a wide range of sectors with the aim of achieving three development outcomes – sustainable economic development, sustainable natural resource management and development, and sustainable human and social development. Established in January 2010, the Economic Development Division (EDD) works towards achieving all three outcomes, with a particular focus on sustainable economic development.
The division is located in Suva, Fiji but some staff are based in other Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs).
The goal of EDD is: sustainable economic development through accessible, affordable, efficient, secure and safe energy and transport services.
The division has five objectives for the period 2012 to 2017:
Strong leadership, good governance, effective multi-sectoral coordination and strategic partnerships, including monitoring and evaluation, in the energy and transport sectors;
Effective policies, plans and regulatory frameworks providing an enabling environment for economic development;
Strengthened institutions and expertise in the energy and transport sectors;
Improved access to affordable and efficient energy and transport services; and
Secure, safe and environmentally friendly energy and transport services.
The division consists of two programmes – Energy and Transport – and is headed by a Director supported by a Deputy Director (Energy) and a Deputy Director (Transport).
The EDD Director’s Office provides cross-cutting support to all EDD programmes in administration, finance, databases, publications, communication, reporting and economic analysis.