- Secretariat of the Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders
- Secretariat for the United States/Pacific Island Nations Joint Commercial Commission
- Research & Dialogue
- Education & Training
- Pacific Islands News
As PIDP was formed at the specific request and for the benefit of the island leaders, the program is unique within the East-West Center as it responds to both the needs of the island leaders and can draw on the resources of the entire Center if PIDP lacks expertise in a specific area. The Standing Committee, composed of seventeen island leaders, annually reviews PIDP's work in the foregoing areas to ensure that it is responsive to the issues and challenges facing the Pacific islands region.