Pacific Parliamentary Effectiveness Initiative (PPEI)


The Pacific Parliamentary Effectiveness Initiative (PPEI) is a three-year programme designed to provide support to Parliaments in the Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu. The project’s overall outcome is to meet citizens’ expectations for voice, development and the rule of law and accountability, and through support to the partner parliaments to strengthen systems of democratic governance.


In particular, the programme aims to strengthen the capacity of the parliament secretariats to provide support to Members of Parliament; enhance the capacity of parliaments in all four countries to debate budgets and provide for effective public accounts committee operations; mainstream development issues in the work of parliament; support the running of practice parliaments for women; promote the selection of an increased number of women candidates by political parties; and improve information exchange and south-south cooperation between Pacific parliaments. 

Who finances it?

The New Zealand Government   NZD $3.9 million

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