Pacific Resource Infrastructure Facility (PRIF)

Established in 2008 to provide technical assistance, research and knowledge products on key infrastructure issues to Pacific island countries

and as a coordination facility for the principal development partners in the region.

Information Communication Technology - ICT

Review of Pacific Regional Digital Strategy

The Pacific Regional Digital Strategy is an initiative under the Pacific Plan to promote economic growth, sustainable development, good governance and security in Forum Countries. The Strategy establishes the following priorities:

  • improving access to communications technology
  • reducing costs
  • establishing higher bandwidth to the global ICT ‘backbone’
  • removing inappropriate regulatory environments in order to foster higher levels of investment
  • strengthening ICT skills.

Digital Islands: How the Pacific ICT Revolution is Transforming the Region

The Pacific Islands region is in the midst of an information and communications technology (ICT) revolution that could have major implications, particularly for democratic governance and the region’s development. In urban, and increasingly in rural settings, Pacific Islanders are using new digital tools to communicate, form online networks and coordinate.

Economic and Social Impact of ICT in the Pacific, summary paper

This paper summarises a report, published by the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF), on the economic and social impact of information and communication technology (ICT) developments in the Pacific.

It is based on the findings of research conducted in late 2014 in five countries -- Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu, and highlights impacts in sectors such as agriculture and fisheries, tourism, government, education and healthcare – but its conclusions are relevant to most Pacific Island Countries (PICs).

Identifying the Best Practices in Expanding ICT Access in Asia and the Pacific

During the past decade, Asia and the Pacific region has experienced continuous Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure developments. ICT penetration in major cities in most of the countries has been fulfilled; however, in rural areas it is far below satisfactory levels and many people in those regions still do not have access to ICT.