Targeted assistance for the development of an enabling environment for e-commerce in the Pacific Region

Description: The Forum Island Countries (FICs) are scattered over a vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean and are mainly small, low-lying coral atoll nations mostly reliant on agriculture, fisheries, and tourism. The adoption and diffusion of Information, Communication and Technologies (ICT) have brought rapid growth of digitisation in Pacific economies. Several measures have been taken in strategic areas of digital development, such as ICT infrastructure and connectivity, policy reforms and sector regulations, at both national and regional levels.
International Economics supported the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) and the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) to assess the opportunities for and the underlying obstacles to the development of e-commerce in the Pacific Region, and to develop, validate and disseminate a regional and sub-regional e-commerce strategy with a corresponding roadmap for implementation. Broadly, this project aims to contribute to sustainable economic development and poverty reduction in the Pacific region by addressing the obstacles which undermine the development of e-commerce.

Project Areas

International Business Strategy

E-Commerce and Digital Trade

Policy and Negotiations

Risk Management

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning

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