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Rainwater tanks result in enhanced health and economic outcomes for CSSI

The Correctional Service of the Solomon Islands (CSSI), as a key component of the Solomon Islands criminal justice system and with responsibility for persons referred to its facilities by the courts,…  


‘REACH buses’ bring COVID-19 vaccination closer to communities in Fiji

Around 10 people at a time, the number was kept under control by the staff, and one by one they were called into the large bus parked in front of the tent. Inside the bus, each individual had a brief…  


FSM officials boost COVID-19 procurement oversight

In an effort to step up their mitigation of potential corruptions risks in public procurement in response to COVID-19, government officials in the Federated States of Micronesia went through a…  


Fiji Police Force receive personal protective equipment to assist the COVID-19 response

Police officers in Fiji have been on the frontline supporting government’s response measures to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuring safety and security of all Fijians. They are at risk of infection…  


COVID procurement under the media microscope

Pacific anti-corruption journalists investigated the mitigation of potential corruption risks in public procurement in response to COVID-19 during their latest knowledge-sharing session on 28 April,…  


COVID-19 prevention medical equipment handed to Nauru

The Nauru Government has received medical equipment and supplies crucial for its COVID-19 prevention and response. This was made possible through an initiative to support Nauru’s strategic response to…  


UNDP calls for temporary basic income to help world’s poorest women cope with effects of COVID-19 pandemic

A temporary basic income (TBI) given specifically to hundreds of millions of women in the world’s developing countries could prevent rising poverty and widening gender inequalities during the COVID-19…  


Using ‘sensemaking’ to calibrate our response to COVID-19

In February 2020, I was in New York for work and the buzz around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic was growing and picking pace. A week after I returned to Fiji, the borders closed. Almost a year…  


COVID-19 could push the number of people living in extreme poverty to over 1 billion by 2030, says UNDP study

With a focused set of investments towards achieving the SDGs, an additional 146 million people could be lifted out of extreme poverty compared to current COVID-19 trends.  


Youth Parliament Engagement and Outreach Activities on International Day of Tolerance

Over the past few years, the UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji has supported Parliaments of Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, the Cook Islands and Fiji in designing and implementing youth parliaments…  

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