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Long-term development vision:

Cook Islands Economic Development Strategy 2030

  • Vision: Working together to build a dynamic, prosperous, inclusive economic future for Cook Islanders that is in harmony with our culture and environment.
  • Key objectives
    1. Improving equity and access for all
    2. Transforming our economy
    3. Developing our people and culture
    4. Investing in our Islands
    5. Greening our economy


Medium-term development plan:

National Sustainable Development Plan (NSDP) 2016 - 2020

  • Vision: To enjoy the highest quality of life consistent with the aspirations of our people, and in harmony with our culture and environment
  • Goals
    1. Improve welfare, reduce inequity and economic hardship
    2. Expand economic opportunities, improve economic resilience and productive employment to ensure decent work for all
    3. Promote sustainable practices and effectively manage solid and hazardous waste
    4. Sustainable management of water and sanitation
    5. Build resilient infrastructure and ICT to improve our standard of living
    6. Improve access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, modern energy and transport
    7. Improve health and promote healthy lifestyle
    8. Inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life-long learning opportunities
    9. Accelerate gender equality, empower all women and girls, and advance the rights of youth, the elderly and disabled
    10. Achieve food security and improved nutrition, and increase sustainable agriculture
    11. Promote sustainable land use, management of terrestrial ecosystems, and protect biodiversity
    12. Sustainable management of oceans, lagoons and marine resources
    13. Strengthen resilience to combat the impacts of climate change and natural disasters
    14. Preserve our heritage and history, protect our traditional knowledge, and develop our language, creative and cultural endeavours
    15. Ensure a sustainable population, engaged in a development for Cook Islanders by Cook Islanders
    16. Promote a peaceful and just society and practice good governance with transparency and accountability


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