There are a number of islands in the South Pacific that, due to their isolation, have become adrift from the rest of the world and can, in some cases, require support in the areas of healthcare, education and economic diversification.
Strategic Discourse were asked to look into a specific South Pacific island by the Chief Executive of the charity. This island (Norfolk Island) had seen large economic changes since 2008, including localised revenue decrease and a decline in tourism, leading to a reduction in the quality of life for all citizens.
Coupled to this issue, healthcare facilities are no longer available on the Island (medical evacuation being used in the main) and a lack of higher education and business opportunities means the population has become skewed towards an older demographic. The economy is one dimensional and as a result, many young Islanders leave and do not return for many years.