UNCDF offers a combination of investment capital, capacity building and technical advisory services to promote microfinance and local development in forty Least Developed Countries (LDCs). It builds access for poor households and enterprises to a wide range of financial services by promoting inclusive financial sectors with policymakers and regulators and providing investment capital for emerging microfinance institutions (MFIs) and other financial service providers (FSPs). UNCDF is the only UN agency with an investment mechanism and uses its resources to catalyse additional investment from the private sector, development partners and national governments. It is the lead technical agency and primary funder of PFIP and INFUSE.
The Australian Government aid programme’s objective is to assist developing countries reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development, in line with Australia's national interest. Following its “Financial Services for the Poor: A strategy for the Australian Aid Program 2010-15”, the Australian government is partnering with PFIP to build capacity in the Pacific. This partnership aims to enable un-served and under-served people to have access to competitively priced financial services, and trains consumers in how to knowledgeably use those services. The Australian government’s commitment has been key to expanding grant and technical support to PFIP and INFUSE.
The European Union and the African, Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) Group of states focus on the development of a sound growth of the microfinance sector in ACP countries since 2005. The EU was instrumental in designing PFIP and has participated in its financing since PFIP’s inception, through the ACP/EU MICROFINANCE programme.
The New Zealand Aid Programme is the New Zealand Government's international aid and development programme managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The UNDP Pacific Office provides responsive policy advice and delivers regional solutions, working in partnership with other UN agencies, regional organizations andUNDP country offices in Fiji, Samoa and Papua New Guinea. Capacity building is focused on Millennium Development Goal (MDG) achievement and poverty reduction, democratic governance and crisis prevention and recovery. Financial inclusion was added to the Centre’s regional service line in 2009 as an outgrowth of the Pacific Centre and UNDPcountry office microfinance and financial literacy efforts in the region over the past ten years.