nautile transition plan spc cps.pngWelcome to the Pacific Community (SPC) Strategy 2021+ page where contributions and events associated with the SPC Strategy 2021+ process will be made available until November 2022.

The Pacific Community’s Strategy 2021+ will be reviewed at the 51st Committee of Representatives of Governments and Administrations (CRGA) in November 2021, ahead of endorsement by the 12th Conference. We invite you to explore and contribute to the strategy that will help guide the Pacific Community’s work for the next 10 years.




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Encouraged by the CRGA Subcommittee, the Secretariat is using a futures methodology for inclusive engagement on the development of the Strategic Plan 2021+. It is building its strategic foresight capability to better understand anticipated drivers of change, to analyse past and future trends, to explore different scenarios, and alternative and preferred futures for the Pacific Community.

We started our journey in December 2019 and have followed a 5 phase approach to co-develop our 10-year strategy. Looking to the 2030 future, we have been building our foresight and futures capability and applying foresight to our strategy development.

There is still time to contribute to help shape the vision of the organisation’s work for the future. SPC will be seeking opportunities for engagement with members and stakeholders of the organisation. We will utilise dialogues, already appearing in members’ calendars, to inform our strategy. SPC is implementing a 12-month transition plan for 2021. The transition plan represents a commitment to pivoting the way the organisation operates and a maturation of objectives since the last strategic plan in 2016 – 2020.

Drafting under the close guidance of members, takes into account the evidence and visioning of the previous phases. Any additional input will be at the discretion of the CRGA subcommittee members.

Interested stakeholders are invited to provide input using one of the options offered in the "Have your Say" section of this page by sending an email, sending a postcard from the future form or connecting live with one of our staff using the chat option at the bottom of the page.



Phase 1: Evidence Building Evidence building (June – December 2019) including review of regional frameworks, national development plans and strategic reviews and evaluations

Phase 2–3: Visioning and Engagement Leveraging regional events and consultations (December 2020 – May 2021) around the Transition Plan’s Key Focus Areas. Transition Plan 2021 Transition Plan developed to set out strategic intent and plans for action in 2021, to respond to COVID-19 impacts.

Phase 4: Writing Our Future Writing our Future (July–September 2021) guided by a drafting committee including CRGA Subcommittee members and a broader review circle. This phase includes socialising the draft strategy and incorporating feedback.

Phase 5: Strategy 2021+ Strategy review and endorsement (October–December 2021); Presentation of a final draft to CRGA 51 and then presented to 12th Conference for endorsement.




Strategic processes have been impacted by COVID-19 in terms of timing, consultation platforms. A large part of strategy development now includes Pathways to Recovery. SPC has utilised several platforms, framed by members COVID-19 recovery strategies, national sustainable development goals, regional socio-economic assessments and 2050 Blue Pacific advocacy.

A full list of engagement activities can be found on this link and will be updated as the process progresses.

Associated relevant documents are available in the resources section of this page.




This is a collection of resources and documented knowledge processes that have been developed during the development of the strategy. These include members’ updates, consultation outcomes, engagement summaries, infographics and other useful documents that may be used by other stakeholders. These resources are provided in chronological order.

Resource Description
Pacific Community Strategic Plan 2021+ Planning for Our Future Our SPC Our Blue Pacific A presentation introducing the strategy and process to the CRGA. This resource was developed especially for CRGA members to provide an overview and receive feedback
Video: SPC Strategic Plan 2021+ A one minute video first introducing the strategy process
Video: Strategic Plan 2021 - Evidence Building A two minute video with CRGA members speaking to the importance of the strategy 
CRGA 50 Paper 4 Pacific Community Strategic Plan 2021+ and results Reporting SPC 2021+ A governance paper providing an update to members on the progress of the strategic planning process 
2050 Strategy for a Blue Pacific Continent: SPC Drivers of Change contributions A submission from SPC on drivers of change to the 2050  Strategy for a Blue Pacific Continent drivers (managed by the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS)
SPC 2021+ Transition Plan The transition plan provides pivotal strategic guidance between the conclusion of the 2016 – 2020 and the endorsement of the Strategy 2021+ 
4th Edition of the Governance Compendium The Governance Compendium has 4 parts and relative to the Strategy 2021+ process provides reference for the sub-committees including the sub-committee on the strategic plan 
Engaging Pacific youth to help inform the development of SPC's Strategic Plan 2021+ A short summary of youth contributions to the upcoming SPC Strategy
Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific Regional Strategic Plans Summary (July 2020) A summary of the key highlights from each of the CROP strategic plans
SPC 2021+ Backcasting Summary A summary overview of the backcasting exercises that have been carried out. To provide general audiences of what this exercise entailed and the thinking around outcomes
Video: Pacific Recipes in Futures Thinking A webinar by SPC staff on their experience of applying futures thinking in their work in the areas of public health, youth and in the formulation of the organisations next strategic plan


The CRGA Subcommittee for the Strategic Plan is part of ongoing efforts to strengthen accountability and evidence-based decision-making in the Pacific Community, and to enable members to be more effectively engaged in steering the direction and priorities of their organisation. The CRGA Subcommittee assists the CRGA in its governance role of monitoring the implementation of the Pacific Community Strategic Plan and providing guidance to the Secretariat on its strategic direction.

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