The Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade(DFAT) is a founding partner of PRIF and has been the major contributing partner since PRIF’s establishment DFAT is the lead agency managing Australia’s international presence and provides foreign, trade and development policy advice to the Australian Government. The Pacific Step-Up is one of Australia’s highest foreign policy priorities to bring balance, mutual respect and long-term partnership and commitment to the Pacific region. Australia is the largest grant   donor   to   the   Pacific,   working   across   sectors   critical   to   driving   inclusive   economic development and reducing poverty. For more information on DFAT.