To meet PECC's objective to promote economic cooperation and the idea of a Pacific Community the organization's governing body - the Standing Committee - establishes ad hoc task forces to undertake and promote research on issues it has decided need to be addressed by the regional community.
These task forces bring together thought-leaders from business, government, the research community and civil society to consider various options for the region's decision-makers. PECC's multistakeholder approach brings a wider range of views to bear on the pressing issues of the day.
For 2008-2009 four task forces have been established:
- Regional Institutional Architecture
- The Asia Pacific Education Market
- International Labor Mobility in the Asia Pacific
- The State of the Region Report
In addition to these signature projects, PECC's member committees also collaborate on a number of international projects:
- Issues of water management in island territories, coastal regions and isolated communities
- Financial Centers in the Asia-Pacific: Building Blocks or Stumbling Blocks
- External Adjustments under Increasing Integration
- The Policy Environment for the Development of SMEs Climate Change and Green Opportunities
PECC's member committees also undertake more domestically-oriented projects aimed at building understanding about the region amongst local stakeholders.