Mr Basil expressed his gratitude for UNDP’s strong support over the years, “I expect that the meeting will reach a consensus and roadmap to frame our mutual cooperation into action plans through your programmes and projects to meet the developments needs of the people of Vanuatu.”
The annual review session offered the opportunity where the Government through the Department of Strategic Planning and Policy provide an overview of its priorities for 2021 -2023. The Director, Mr. Jerryson Lapi articulated on seven priority areas where the Government is expecting bilateral, multilateral donor support to assist them for the next three years.
The meeting is a milestone in strengthening engagement and dialogue between the Government of Vanuatu and UNDP. The deliberations will no doubt pave the way for enhanced development partnership for the Government of Vanuatu and the Ni-Vanuatu people at large.
UNDP holds high regard to development in the Pacific and has worked in Vanuatu since 1985. For over 36 years, it has mobilized support to key initiatives in governance, environment and disaster risk reduction and is committed to increase alignment of its programmatic support to Government of Vanuatu’s National Strategic Development Plan. In 2021, the budget of UNDP’s programme portfolio is estimated at US$6million.
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