The Pacific Islands Private Sector Organization (PIPSO) is the premier private sector representative body in the Pacific Islands region.
It was set-up through the mandate of the Forum Economic Ministers in 2005 to be the representative body of the Pacific region’s private sector and to ensure dialogue between public and private sectors for strengthening regional policy making.
Promoting and inspiring the growth of Pacific businesses.
Advocate for and drive private sector driven economic growth for the benefit of our region.
The work we do and the way we do it is premised on the following:
We deliver to our members and the wider Pacific business community timely and relevant information, programs and services, that deliver measurable results.
We embrace and encourage new ideas and creative thinking to strive for continuous improvements of organisational operations and programs.
We conduct business with honesty and integrity and making decisions to ensure future stability and sustainability
We promote and provide leadership that embraces our membership and impacts the direction of the wider Pacific business community.
We cultivate a culture of teamwork to accomplish goals and objectives and empower staff and partners we work with.
We reach out, be transparent, and communicate our work using the most appropriate communication and information tools and methods.
PIPSO’s membership currently consists of the National Private Sector Organizations (NPSOs) of 15 Forum Island Countries (FICS) namely Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.
The key role of the NPSOs is to advocate for the interests of the private sector at the country level and participate and contribute to the policy development and strategies for private sector development. NPSOs are required to be inclusive of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Women in Business as their members.