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

 Access to Justice
Tuvalu Minister for Education, Youth and Sports, Mr. Fauoa Maami (far left) speaking at the Tuvalu Constitutional Review Seminar and (close right) Acting Prime Minister of Tuvalu H.E. Maatia Toafa (Photo: UNDP/Mohammed Mozeem)
Constitutional Review Committee Training Seminar kicks off in Tuvalu

Funafuti, Tuvalu - A milestone training seminar kicked this week in Funafuti, Tuvalu to advance the country’s Constitutional Review Process. This is the first activity undermore 

 Women Parliament
Honourable Niki Rattle, Speaker of the Parliament of the Cook Islands (center) holds up the 'Practice Parliament for Women: Training Manual' (Photo: UNDP)
Practice Parliament for Women Manual Launched

Rarotonga, Cook Islands: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched its ‘Practice Parliament for Women: Training Manual’ at the opening of the second Practice Parliament formore 

Citizen Participation
(L-R) President of the Commonwealth Legal Education Association at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, Professor David McQuoid-Mason; Director Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission, Ashwin Raj; Director Fiji Legal Aid Commission, Shahin Ali; and Programme Manager for Access to Justice, Rule of Law and Human Rights at the UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji, Christine Fowler (Photo: UNDP/Tomoko Kashiwazaki)
Early Access to Justice Crucial for Suspects and Accused Persons

Access to justice during the early stages of the criminal justice process is crucial in protecting people at a time when they are most vulnerable. Itmore 

Palau Governance
Participants at the launch of the Palau Local Governance Strengthening Project (Photo: UNDP)
Palau sets up initiative to strengthen its local governance

Limitations on policies, public financial management, law making and legal affairs, limited citizen outreach and demand for accountability are some of the issues behind the developmentmore 

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