Pacific Islands Information and Communication Technologies Policy and Strategic Plan

The development of Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) has long been hampered by dispersed populations, small sizes and vast ocean distances. These circumstances impose large costs on service provision in education, economic development, social welfare, health, travel and communication and have limited the growth of important industries such as fisheries, agriculture and tourism. As one effort, this policy and strategic action plan sets out a framework of guiding ICT principles and policies and recommended activities to guide future policy development and co-operation by the PICTs to achieve its vision: "Information and Communication Technologies for every Pacific Islander."

© Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific ICT Working Group, 2002, 40 pages