The Shared Approach sets out methods and procedures for implementing safeguard/ environmental and social policies in a manner suitable to the PICs, recognizing a number of challenges and conditions unique to the Pacific.  Further, it provides for standard, consistent and Pacific-appropriate approaches to management of environmental and social issues commonly encountered in the preparation and implementation of projects in the PICs. The Shared Approach will benefit the PICs through supporting and strengthening country safeguard/ environmental and social systems; improving development effectiveness through implementation of common methods, procedures and terminology; and refining counterpart understanding of PRIF development partner processes.