Effective Governance

UNDP brings people together within nations and around the world, building partnerships and sharing ways to promote participation, accountability and effectiveness at all levels. We partner with and support the Pacific Island countries covered by the UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji to assist countries achieve long term economic and social sustainable growth for its people through the strengthening of its governance mechanisms to enable a more equitable distribution of public resources to grassroots communities and the marginalized.

Our Goals

The UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji will work towards improving the capacities of parliaments, sub-national government ministries and civil society organizations to ensure improved service delivery, inclusive decision making and promote social cohesion at community level.more

UNDP and Effective Governance

The Rights, Empowerment and Cohesion for Rural and Urban Fijians Project travels to the most remote communities to provide government services. .

Our Stories

Regional Parliaments
Training participants from Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu (Photo: UNDP)

The Parliament of the Republic of Fiji, in partnership with the UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji and McGill University of Canada is currently hosting regional participants to a two-week intensive management course specifically designed for senior secretariat staff of Parliament.more 

Police Force
Police Officers from Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu and Nauru with the Pacific Security Sector Governance Project partners at the opening of the Training of Trainers. (Photo: UNDP)

Ensuring early access to justice in Fiji and building police capacity to deliver such justice are key objectives of a five-day regional training organised by the Fiji Police Force including members of the Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu and Nauru Police Forces.more 

Women and Youth
Helen Clark, former Administrator of UNDP and former Prime Minister of New Zealand

During a courtesy call to Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela, Ms. Clark emphasized ways to increase women’s political participation. She also met with political party representatives to discuss the importance of their support for women candidates.more 

Vanuatu Parliament
"It's been a learning experience. I now understand that a key role of parliament in the governing process is to represent the opinions of citizens. Committees are an important mechanism of taking parliament to the people", says Leila Lauret, Hansard reporter Vanuatu Parliament (Photo: UNDP/Luisa Senibulu)

In recognising the significant role of Parliamentary Committees in scrutinising legislation and providing oversight, the Secretariat for the Parliament of Vanuatu benefited from a two-day capacity building exchange programme with the aim to improve its overall Committee system in Parliament.more 

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