Palau sets up initiative to strengthen its local governance
Oct 13, 2016
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 development of the Palau Local Governance Strengthening Project.
Launch of Pacific Ridge to Reef programme
Oct 11, 2016
Over 50 delegates across the Pacific Island region convened in Nadi today to officially launch the Global Environment Facility Pacific Ridge to Reef programme aimed at improving the livelihoods and opportunities of Pacific Islanders through local actions to conserve and rehabilitate their environments.
UNDP, Global Initiatives Announce the 5th Responsible Business Forum
Oct 7, 2016
We are delighted to announce that the United Nations Development Programme will be working together with Global Initiatives, as co-organizers of the 5th annual Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development, held once again at Marina Bay Sands Singapore, 22 - 24 November 2016.
New partnership enables affordable insurance for low income earners
Sep 30, 2016
A simple text message is all it will take Pacific Islanders to sign up to new microinsurance products providing a crucial safety net for families. BIMA Pacific photoBIMA, a world-leading mobile micro-insurance provider, and the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) have launched their second major joint initiative that will provide microinsurance products to underserved communities across five Pacific Island Countries.
Tuvalu Parliament hosts Women’s Practice Parliament
Sep 21, 2016
Seventeen women from a diverse range of backgrounds gathered on this week for the start of Tuvalu’s second Women’s Practice Parliament. Deputy Prime Minister, H.E. Maatia Toafa, in his opening remarks spoke on the importance of carving out a space for women in politics.
UNDP Innovates to Meet Growing Aspirations in Asia and the Pacific
Sep 20, 2016
The UN Development Programme has leveraged low-cost innovations, knowledge exchanges between countries in the region, and emerging technologies, to provide new opportunities to some of the most marginalized communities in the Asia-Pacific region, says its 2015-16 Results Report.
New Framework to build resilience to climate change and disasters in the Pacific Islands
Sep 16, 2016
Pacific Leaders’ endorsement of the The Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific (FRDP), the world’s first integrated regional framework to build resilience to climate change and disasters, has been applauded by Pacific regional and international organisations.
Insuring the uninsurable in PNG: New Property Insurance Research Underway
Sep 6, 2016
Studies are underway by Capital Insurance to research unserved markets in Papua New Guinea (PNG), to explore the possibility of providing low-cost insurance specially-designed for currently uninsured properties in informal settlements and villages.
Media seen as an important player in development
Sep 5, 2016
With the new UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji Country Director and Head of Regional Policy and Programming, Bakhodir Burkhanov, settled in, representatives of media organisations in a recent Meet the Media Morning Tea Event had the opportunity to engage with him in dialogue and be recognized as an important partner in the country’s and the Pacific’s development work
Food Bank for Disaster Resilience
Aug 26, 2016
The Food Bank initiative which is designed to assist communities prepare for and recover from disasters, was handed over to the Naviti communities in the Yasawa group of islands in a handover ceremony that was held yesterday in Kese village.