The Pacific Community (SPC)


Performance review of the Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems Division (FAME) of SPC, the Pacific region’s principal scientific and technical organisation supporting development




CIRCA conducted a performance review for SPC to critically assess FAME Division’s current state and its fitness-for-purpose for the future. The review used the Performance Improvement Framework (PIF) to review FAME’s organisational performance and management against consistent and established criteria.

Our methodology

The review included a preliminary desktop analysis of key documents, in-depth interviews with FAME and wider SPC staff members and external stakeholders, site visits to conduct stakeholder consultations in six Pacific Island Countries and additional Skype interviews. An online survey with FAME staff members to seek anonymous and additional staff feedback on FAME’s performance was also conducted. A total of 63 FAME staff members and 9 non-FAME SPC staff members were interviewed, along with 81 stakeholders in six Pacific Island Countries.

The outcome

Findings and recommendations from the review will be used by SPC to strengthen FAME Division’s strategic direction, delivery of core business and response to current and future challenges and priorities in the region.