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 digitalisation 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 (IEC) carried out an assessment of Pacific e-commerce environment and developed a regional and sub-regional e-commerce strategy with a corresponding roadmap for implementation for the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) and Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG).
The project was implemented within the ACP-EU TradeCom II PROGRAMME, funded by the European Commision.