Pacific Digital Economy Programme


The Pacific Digital Economy Programme (PDEP) is a joint programme between UNCDF, UNDP and UNCTAD, in support of the development of inclusive digital economies in the Pacific.

This unique partnership builds on UNCDF’s long-term work on digital finance in the Pacific region and UNCTAD’s extensive work in the area of e-commerce and the digital economy and is implemented with the administrative support from UNDP. The PDEP implements both region-wide research and capacity building activities and provides country-specific technical assistance, in Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, Kiribati, Federated States of Micronesia and the Marshall Islands.

The design and implementation of the PDEP benefits from a close cooperation with the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat (PIFS) and its activities are directly linked to the Pacific E-commerce Strategy and Roadmap it has recently developed. The Programme also relies on close collaboration with a wide variety of other public and private sector stakeholders from across the region to create a conducive market environment for digital innovations to thrive, leaving no-one behind in the process.

The Programme will run from 2021 to 2025 and is funded by the Government of Australia and the European Union.

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