Pacific Multi-Country Governance Strengthening Programme
This project aims to strengthen Parliament ICT infrastructure and creation of knowledge platform to faciliate south-south cooperation and knowledge/solutions exchange in Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands and Tuvalu. The feasibility of establishing a sub-regional parliamentary solution exchange will be explored, developed and implemented through this project.
In Tonga, the project focuses on strengthening governance institution and an improved understanding in the community of the role of parliament, the functions of the electoral commission, and the role of civil society organisations play in promoting good governance and supporting improved understanding of governance concepts in communities.
In Vanuatu, the project will support the Government through i) strengthening the Parliamentary Secretariat to ensure efficient and high quality service delivery, ii) oversight roles of MP’s to promote transparency, accountability, inclusive participation and representation enhanced, (iii) put in place and utillise mechanisms to convene public hearings/consultations and discuss bills to be tabled in parliament, and engage citizens and civil societies on national development.
Regional, national, local and traditional governance systems are strengthened and exercise the principles of good governance, respecting and upholding human rights, especially women's rights.
Who finances it?
UNDP (details in the ProDoc) finances the project for alll five countries, with additional support from the Australian Government for the Tonga Governance Strengthening Project.