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Sensemaking in a complex world: What matters most for the Pacific?

Every once in a while, it is important to step back from what we are doing and take a look at why we are doing it, and whether our larger purpose is served well by it (or what might serve this larger…  


Pacific Government Audit Offices’ Performance Results Analysed

Five audit offices in the Pacific undertook a review of their operations using the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions performance measurement framework .  


Testing behavioural-insights-informed interventions to change plastic habits

As lifestyles change and a perpetual influx of single-use plastics are introduced in Honiara, the capital city of Solomon Islands, the city’s waste management system cannot keep up with the daily…  


Civil society supports effective access to justice for persons with disabilities

His name was called at the doorstep of the Magistrates Court. Tomasi (not his real name) went into the courtroom and stood in front of the judge. There were brief exchanges between the prosecutor,…  


“Changing Minds: Testing Plastic-Free Schools in the Solomon Islands”

Plastic waste is a huge issue in the Solomon Islands capital Honiara. In October 2018, UNDP in the Solomon Islands won funding from UNDP’s Global Innovation Facility to design a behavioral…  


Police Force encourages more women leaders

Empowering women to become future leaders in the Police Force is the focus of a leadership training organized by the Fiji Police Women’s Network. The workshop is conducted by the FPWN with support…  


Women in Leadership in the Fiji Police Force

Advancing women in the ranks of public administration is an important gender equality goal to ensure that a wide range of perspectives are brought to bear on policy making and service delivery.  


Under representation of women in Pacific Parliaments a critical issue

While women make up 50 percent of global population, they are still not able to take up their rightful place in national parliaments across the region to review and vote on national laws, development…  


Schools re-thinking plastic – what have we learnt during the trial of this initiative

Five schools in the Solomon Islands capital, Honiara, have completed a trial on the alternative use of single use plastic which aims to provide insight on how behavior influences habits regarding…  


A child’s cry for stronger homes

“When Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Winston struck Fiji in February 2016, my family was one of the worst affected. We lost our home and we almost lost all of our belongings,” said 14-year-old Talei…  

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