Australian Government

The Australian Government’s aid program reflects Australia’s values and its commitment to reducing poverty and lifting living standards through sustainable economic growth.

Pacific RISE is an example of the Australian Government’s new development paradigm and is piloting a new way for how Australia delivers aid. It is an innovative model that incorporates private sector partnerships that leverage finance and ideas from a range of networks to achieve social and economic development outcomes.

For more information about Australia’s new development paradigm visit Australia’s aid program.

Tetra Tech International Development

Tetra Tech International Development has more than forty years’ experience finding sustainable solutions to complex international development challenges across the Pacific and is an implementing partner of development programs, such as Pacific RISE, for governments and organisations across the globe. Working with organisations including Pacific Trade Invest (Australia) and Criterion Institute to deliver Pacific RISE, Tetra Tech International Development accesses its expertise, networks and connections that it has developed after decades working in the Pacific. Tetra Tech International Development has a physical presence with local teams across the region who provide technical assistance on how to navigate the Pacific impact investment ecosystem.

Tetra Tech is part of a global network providing innovative solutions focused on water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy and international development.


Criterion Institute

Pacific RISE partners with the Criterion Institute to fully integrate the practice of gender lens investing throughout the investment process, and as the program has evolved so has the partnership with Criterion. The think tank also supports Pacific RISE to understand more about the role of power dynamics within the investment process and how this leads to better, or worse, investment outcomes. As a way of integrating this greater understanding of the investment process, Criterion and Pacific RISE are designing a range of tools including the gender-based violence due diligence investment tool, the investment thesis and the power analysis.

Utilising Criterion’s extensive network these tools are now being adapted across the globe into useful applications for the broader financial and investment communities.

Visit: Criterion Institute

Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) Australia

PTI Australia is the Pacific’s lead trade and investment promotion agency. It develops and promotes businesses and people from the region though trade, investment, tourism and labour mobility. With an extensive network and a deep understanding of the Pacific, PTI Australia supports private sector growth to work towards its vision of “improving the livelihoods of Pacific People by enabling decent work and economic growth in the Blue Pacific.”

PTI Australia is an agency of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat funded by the Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).