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Pacific Regional Women in Politics Project

Women's political empowerement and equal access to leadership positions at all levels are fundamental to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and a fairer world.  


Vanuatu Malaria Programme Review

This report sets out the findings of an external review of the Vanuatu National Vector Borne Diseases Control Programme.  


Project to Support the Achievement of National Energy Targets of Vanuatu

Renewable energy resources such as solar, wind, hydro and biofuel are under-utilized to meet the energy requirements in Vanuatu. According to Vanuatu’s Acting Director-General for the Ministry of…  


Pacific-wide rollout of rapid HIV and syphilis test to improve sexual and reproductive health services for the most vulnerable

A new diagnostic test for HIV and syphilis is being rolled out by UNDP across the Western Pacific region, in order to reach the most vulnerable populations with vital sexual and reproductive health…  


Pacific Telcos Partner to Bring Greater Financial Access to ni-Vanuatu

The mobile money platform allows registered users to use their mobile phone like a bank account or debit card. The new service can be used to access banking services such as sending and receiving…  


VNPF to study micro-pensions for Vanuatu’s informal sector

With its informal sector making up about 80% of the working population, Vanuatu is the latest Pacific Island Country that is looking into the introduction of pension products for ni-Vanuatu working in…  


New report shows steady progress on Human Development for Pacific Island states

Fiji, Palau, Samoa, and Tonga remain in the High Human Development category of the latest Human Development Index and are joined by the Republic of Marshall Islands which is included in the index for…  


Regional Conference Highlights Role of Political Parties in Democracy

The development of political parties that can represent citizens in an inclusive and accountable manner is one credible pathway to a stable and effective political system.  


Bakhodir Burkhanov: Legal and Regulatory Frameworks for Political Parties

Over the years, UNDP in the Pacific has been supporting two key political actors – the Parliaments and electoral management bodies – to develop their capacities in order to uphold countries’…  


Bakhodir Burkhanov: Handover Ceremony of Power Equipment to the Vanuatu Government

Just as humanitarian responses are crucial in saving lives by responding to the most urgent human needs, integrating an early recovery approach within humanitarian operations is crucial to community…  

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