The Pacific Centre has been able to demonstrate the capacity to work across thematic areas; draw differing skills together to provide the best policy advice; and build a range of partnerships with Governments, regional organisations, UN agencies, non-government organisations (NGOs) and the private sector. The Centre’s connections to the global UNDP community has allowed Pacific Island decision-makers to benefit from the experience of others while also providing a catalyst for sharing Pacific knowledge more broadly.
A regional strategic framework, the Pacific Plan produced in 2005 guides the Centre’s regional work. The four pillars of the Pacific Plan - economic growth, sustainable development, good governance, and security - coincide with UN DPs key global and regional goals. This provides strong opportunities for the Pacific Centre to assist in implementing the Pacific Plan, and a framework for effective engagement between government, NGOs, and development partners.
The Pacific Plan also provides a platform for the Centre’s work with other partners in the advocacy of sometimes sensitive or newly emerging issues as well as in areas where regional cooperation has been endorsed by the Pacific Island leaders.
The region’s intergovernmental organisations are key Centre partners, including the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the University of the South Pacific (USP). The Centre also partners with Pacific parliaments, national Reserve/Central Banks, private sector organisations, NGOs, UN agencies and other donors.