The Economic, Social and Cultural Cooperation Fund for the Pacific or “Pacific Fund” (PF) is one of France’s regional cooperation instruments in the Pacific. The PF is financed by credits from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (MAEDI) and contributes to the regional integration of New Caledonia, French Polynesia and the Islands of Wallis and Futuna through cooperation with the independent States of the Pacific.
The Pacific Fund is administered by a Steering Committee (SC) comprising 10 members, divided by half between representatives of the three French Pacific Collectivities and French government representatives (Foreign Affairs, Overseas France, and Economy and Finance ministries). The Committee is chaired alternately (every two years) by the President of the Government of New Caledonia and the President of French Polynesia.
The French Permanent Secretariat for the Pacific (SPP) processes project applications, prepares the work of the Steering Committee and implements and follows up its decisions. It also prepares and circulates summary reports.
The Pacific Fund supports as a matter of priority operations aimed at strengthening regional integration in the three French Pacific Collectivities (New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Wallis and Futuna Islands). PF financial support is primarily allocated to projects facilitating exchanges of all kinds between nationals of the three Collectivities and their partners in the region.