Achieving the simultaneous eradication of poverty and a significant reduction of inequalities and exclusion in the Pacific

Project Summary

The UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji implements a range of regional and country level initiatives that have been designed to achieve outcomes as set out in the UNDP Asia Pacific Regional Programme (2014 - 2017). In doing so, the initiatives is designed to specifically address challenges faced by the Pacific Island countries. The Regional Programme is aligned with UNDP's Strategic Plan (2014 - 2017), and in this regards aims to support the Plan's overarching objective of helping countries to "achieve simultaneously the eradication of poverty and the significant reduction of inequalities and exclusion in the Pacific".

This objective is organised into four outcomes and implemented by all three teams of Effective Governance, Inclusive Growth, and Resilience and Sustainable Development.

Project Goals

Outcome 1: Growth and development are inclusive and sustainable, incorporating productive capacities that create employment and livelihoods for the poor and excluded

Output 1.1: National systems and institutions enabled to achieve structural transformation of productive capacities that are sustainable and employment and livelihood intensive

Output 1.2 Inclusive and sustainable solutions adopted to achieve increased energy efficiency and universal modern energy access (especially off-grid sources of renewable energy)

Output 1.3. Legal and regulatory frameworks, policies and institutions enabled to ensure sustainable management of natural resources, biodiversity and ecosystems to promote inclusive growth

Output 1.4: Countries have an enabling regulatory and policy environment for increasing access to financial products, services and literacy. This output is directly implemented under the joint UNDP-UNCDF Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme in collaboration with partners. 

Outputs and key result areas are implemented in partnership with UNDP country and multi-country offices, various UN agencies and with regional and sub-regional organisations including PIFS, SPC, PIPSO, UNESCAP and ADB. 


Outcome 2: Citizen Expectations for voice, development, the rule of law and accountability are met by stronger systems of democratic governance

Output 2.1. Parliaments, constitution making bodies and electoral institutions enabled to perform core functions for improved accountability, participation and representation, including for peaceful transitions. 

Output 2.2. Rule of law institutions strengthened to promote access to justice and legal reform to fight discrimination and address emerging issues

Output 2.3. Institutions and systems enabled to address awareness, prevention and enforcement of anti-corruption measures across sectors and stakeholders. This is being delivered through the joint UNDP and UNODC Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption Project with the primary focus on the ramification and implementation of UNCAC. 

Output 2.4. National institutions, systems, laws and policies strengthened for equitable, accountable and effective delivery of basic services to excluded groups, with a particular focus on health and HIV

Output 2.5 Measures in place to increase women’s participation in decision-making

Outputs and key results areas under this outcome will be implemented in partnership with UNDP country and multi-country offices, national partners, various UN agencies (UNODC, OHCHR, UN Women, WHO), international, regional and sub-regional organisations including PIFS and SPC. 


Outcome 3: Countries are able to reduce the likelihood of conflict and lower the risk of natural disasters, including from climate change

Output 3.1 Effective institutional, legislative and policy frameworks in place to enhance the implementation of disaster and climate risk management measures at national and sub-national levels. This is primarily delivered through a four year Pacific Risk Resilience Programme in partnership with the Australian Government, Live and Learn Environmental Education for Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu. 

Output 3.2 Preparedness systems in place to effectively address the consequences of and response to natural hazards (geo-physical and climate related) and man-made crisis at all levels of government and community

Output 3.3: Mechanisms enabled for consensus building around contested priorities and for addressing specific tensions through inclusive and peaceful processes

Much of the work in outputs 3.1 and 3.2 complements the wide range of regional and national climate change related projects implemented by UNDP Country Offices inthe Pacific with funding from the Global Environment Facility. Outputs and key results areas under this outcome is imeplemented in partnership with the UNDP Country Offices, national partners, UN agencies (UNOCHA, UNISDR, UN Women) and various international, regional and sub-regional organisations including PIFS and SPC.  


Outcome 4: Development debates and actions at all levels prioritise poverty, inequality and exclusion, consistent with our engagement principles

Output 4.1 National development plans, to address poverty and inequality, are sustainable and risk resilient

Output 4.2 Countries enabled to gain equitable access to, and manage, ODA and other sources of global development financing

Output 4.3 South-South and triangular cooperation partnerships established and/or strengthened for development solutions

Outputs and key results areas will be implemented in partnership with UNDP Country Offices, various UN agencies, and with regional and sub-regional organisations including PIFS, SPC, ADB and UNESCAP. The output on south-south and triangular cooperation will be implemented in partnership with development partners, including UNDP Strategic Partnership countries and select Pacific Island Countries. 

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Planned budget for 2017 is USD $22million.

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