What We Do
The United Nations Development Programme is the UN’s global development organization, advocating for change and connecting the Pacific to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 10 Pacific Island countries, working with governments and people on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. The UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji has three revitalized thematic clusters: Resilience and Sustainable Development; Effective Governance; and Inclusive Growth. The new clusters comprise both regional and country programme portfolios, to promote linkages and improve programme coherence. The new Integrated Results Management Team strengthens the Monitoring and Evaluation, programme quality assurance and communications. The Joint Operations Centre provides business support not only to the UNDP but also to some UN agencies in the Pacific, accelerating effectiveness and efficiency of services by maximizing the economy of scale.
UNDP’s work in the Pacific under the Regional and Sub-regional Programme Document for the Pacific seeks to strengthen linkages between country, regional and global interventions that will reinforce programme impact in the sub-region. This programme strategy fortifies the 2013-2017 United Nations Development Assistance Framework in the Pacific, which was developed with 14 governments of the countries and territories, and other development partners, and underpins joint internal annual work planning and review processes in the Samoa Multi-Country Offices and the Pacific Office in Fiji.
Projects and Initiatives
The Pacific Risk Resilience Programme works with Pacific island countries and their people to mainstream the risks they face from climate change and disasters into development planning and processes. Communities can become more resilient to climate change and disaster if routine government, community and other planning process take these risks into account.more