OUR WORK IN THE PACIFIC

OUR WORK IN THE PACIFIC

We have ventured beyond the shores of Australia to explore the role that sustainable businesses can play in a developing context. In a partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT), we have worked in Vanuatu, Tonga, Fiji and Samoa; if you're a business or organisation working in the South Pacific, and are interested in what we are doing, please get in touch, we would love to chat.

"At TDi we believe that business is a powerful tool for change. We love seeing enterprises in a developing market go from aid reliance to trade sustainability"

— Anthea Smits and Anna Moegerlein are our Pacific team

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Our international program aims to build a bridge from aid to trade by developing a pipeline of investable enterprises that are able to attract private capital and move away from ongoing grant and aid reliance. Our method empowers individuals and communities through tailored capacity-building, rather than simply providing a ready-made solution or replacing their business models with ones more appropriate for a developed setting.

Following our pilot project in the Pacific in 2016, we discovered that supporting sustainable community-lead enterprises creates a powerful ripple effect through the community, impacting health, education, employment, the local and national economy.

"TDi is the best donor-funded private sector development initiative I have witnessed in the Pacific over the last 20 years, and it’s sustainable"

— Caleb Jarvis, Pacific Islands Trade Commissioner

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