United Nations Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption Project

The United Nations Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption Project is a joint initiative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the United Nations Development Programme, a unique partnership to prevent and fight corruption in 14 Pacific Island countries and the territory of Tokelau.

UN-PRAC aims to strengthen PICs’ national integrity systems. This is to promote ‘clean’ governments and create an enabling environment to increase trade, business, investment and sustainable development in the Pacific. In turn, this will enhance the delivery of equitable and high-quality services to all Pacific Islanders.

What we do

The goal of the project is to promote and strengthen measures to prevent and fight corruption more efficiently and effectively in the Pacific. This aligns with the purpose of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and contributes to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 on Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

At the end of the project, we expect to achieve the following results:

  • PICs more effectively implement UNCAC and work towards the achievement of SDG 16.
  • PICs strengthen broader governance frameworks in line with UNCAC and SDG 16.
  • PICs’ state and non-state actors more effectively engage and partner to prevent and fight corruption.

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Status:

Ongoing

Project start date:
2012

Estimated end date:
2022

Focus area:
Effective Governance

Project office:
UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji

Implementing partners:
United Nations Development Programme 
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

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Funding Support by

Delivery in previous fiscal year

Donor name
United Nations Development Programme
Australian Government (DFAT)
New Zealand Aid Programme

Amount contributed
Phase I, 2012-2016: USD4,302,968 (DFAT)
Phase II, 2016-2021: USD5,359,088 (DFAT)
               2020-2022: NZD4,000,000 (New Zeland Aid Programme)

2020 USD 133,201
2019  USD 577,950
2018  USD 318,113

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