UNDP will work with governments and the private sector to increase the scope and the depth of financial inclusion programmes, reaching out to the poor and strengthening business policies and initiatives to increase the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises in the international market. It will strengthen social data collection to identify the most vulnerable; support targeted pro-poor interventions through social protection initiatives of the governments; and assist in the preparation of Millennium Development Goals reports to track progress in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories.

UNDP will build on its prior contributions and its expertise in aid coordination to continue to improve development effectiveness, including by assisting the countries and territories to secure additional climate financing and use it effectively. UNDP will also work with governments and academic institutions to address emerging and post-2015 Millennium Development Goals priorities in the region, while working with individual countries and territories to help them prepare for and facilitate the transition from ‘least developed’ to ‘middle-income’ country status, guided by the priorities identified in the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011-2020.