The Pitcairns are a group of 4 small islands in the middle of the south Pacific with a population of just 50.
remoteness – very difficult to increase regional and international contacts.
fragile economy – heavily dependent on a small number of niche activities (sales of postage stamps and coins, revenue from the registration of internet domains, handicrafts, interest on investments, etc.).
In ??, the EU provided funding of €350,000 to reconstruct the Hill of Difficulty road.
In 2000-13, the EU provided €4.8 million to promote the tourism sector, in support of Pitcairn’s Strategic Development Plan, to create viable sources of income as an alternative to external budget support.
Current EU assistance
In 2014-20, EU funding of €2.4 million will again concentrate on tourism services.