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Pacific Recovery Economic Support (PRES) Programme

Support DFAT’s Country Programmes and Partner Governments across the Pacific

DFAT’s Office of the Pacific is responding to the profound economic shock to the Pacific arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.  DFAT is providing enhanced fiscal support to assist Pacific countries and Timor-Leste to weather the economic impacts of COVID-19 and better position them for recovery.

As part of this effort, the Pacific Recovery Economic Support service was established to support the work of DFAT’s country programs and partner governments.



Project Info

Pacific Recovery Economic Support (PRES) Programme


  • 2021-2025


The Project/what we are doing about this challenge:

The PRES program enables DFAT to draw upon technical advisory services and surge resource capacity. PRES delivers program management, strategy, design and monitoring and evaluation services, and offers DFAT a full suite of technical expertise across economic and fiscal governance, financial sector, private sector development, trade and investment, labour mobility and education, agriculture and food security, aviation and tourism, and digital economy and telecommunications.


What the project has achieved so far / intends to achieve:

  • PRES conducted an Independent Appraisal of DFAT’s COVID-19 Response Package
  • Through PRES, ASI has been engaged by a separate section within DFAT to contract a Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture adviser in PNG. This highlights the ability for ASI to be engaged, alongside the delivery of PRES, to support the breadth of DFAT’s aid programming across the region.


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