The Pacific Leadership Program sees coalitions as an important mechanism for overcoming the deeply entrenched and complex problems that define most development challenges. Coalitions can be defined as groupings of individuals and/or organisations working together on a particular development problem that they cannot address on their own. Coalition members bring different capabilities, resources, and social and political ‘capital’ to the coalition, which contributes to the achievement of shared objectives.

The program has supported reform coalitions addressing the issues of youth employment and regional policy; green growth (regional); conflict between traditional and constitutional law (Samoa); leadership accountability (Tonga); youth employment; sustainable, safe livelihoods for women (Solomon Islands); and women in political decision making (Vanuatu).