A Sustainable Future for Small States
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A Sustainable Future for Small States

Pacific 2050

A Sustainable Future for Small States: Pacific 2050 is part of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s regional strategic foresight programme that examines whether current development strategies set a region on a path to achieve sustainable development by 2050.

The study analyses whether Commonwealth Pacific small states (Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu) will achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. It reviews critical areas that can serve as a catalyst for change in the region: governance (examining political governance, development effectiveness and co-ordination, and ocean governance); non-communicable diseases; information and communications technology and climate change (focussing on migration and climate change, and energy issues).

In each of these areas, possible trajectories to 2050 are explored, gaps in the current policy responses are identified, and recommendations are offered to steer the regiontowards the Pacific Vision of ‘a region of peace, harmony, security, social inclusion, and prosperity, so that all Pacific people can lead free, healthy, and productive lives’.

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The majority of the Commonwealth Pacific small states (Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu) are anticipated to continue to rely on the support of a range of development partners in the foreseeable future. For countries like Tuvalu, Kiribati and Nauru, most of their development effort is funded with external support, and with limited prospects for generating significant new local revenue it is envisaged that this situation will remain much the same in 2050. However, all nine Commonwealth Pacific small states’ governments and their development partners recognise the importance of ensuring that the receipt of aid does not in any way reduce efforts to maximise the mobilisation and effective use of domestic resources.