Our Work

The Pacific Community (SPC) is the principal scientific and technical organisation supporting development in the Pacific region. SPC is proud to be applying our collective capabilities in science, knowledge and innovation to serve the people of the Pacific in reaching their sustainable development goals and aspirations. By placing Pacific people at the centre of our approaches, and with our deep understanding of Blue Pacific contexts and worldviews, we embark on the journey to implement the Strategic Plan 2022 – 2031 that encompasses the insights and foresight of our members, staff and key stakeholders. It builds on learning from our previous plans and aligns with the 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent.

 We have a strong comparative advantage in being able to bring a multi-disciplinary approach to addressing some of the region’s most complex development challenges, Resilience and climate action, natural resources and biodiversity, food systems, equity, education and social development, sustainable economies and livelihoods, planetary health and transforming institutional effectiveness.

We recognise that our programmes and services need to consider the changing development landscape at national, regional and global levels. As a key institution in the regional architecture of organisations supporting the Pacific, our programmes are designed to reflect the strategic direction set out in the Framework for Pacific Regionalism, the regional priorities identified in the SAMOA Pathway (Small Island Developing States Accelerated Modalities of Action) and the commitments in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The SDGs reflect many of our members’ national development priorities, in addition to myriad global and regional frameworks and multilateral agreements. Our activities therefore reflect regional and global trends.

We hold ourselves accountable to the Pacific values enshrined in this Strategic Plan and to serving our Blue Pacific region in progressing our four development goals:

  • Goal 1: All Pacific people benefit from sustainable development
  • Goal 2: All Pacific communities and cultures are empowered and resilient
  • Goal 3: All Pacific people reach their full potential and live long and healthy lives
  • Goal 4: One SPC delivers integrated programmes through streamlined services

As a member-owned organisation, SPC commits to transforming and adapting as an institution to respond to our members’ unique and evolving priorities, including the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. In doing so, we draw on the strength of our diversity, including the vast interdisciplinary expertise and multi-cultural backgrounds of our 650+ staff located across the region