Strengthening Legislatures in Pacific Island Countries

The Strengthening Legislatures in Pacific Island Countries project is for three years to strengthen six legislatures in the Pacific – Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia.

The project supports parliaments to become more effective and efficient by strengthening legislation and oversight committees, and building the capacities of legislators and staff professionalism.

What we do

  • Enhance the committees' capabilities to carry out their legislative and oversight functions, including skills to ensure that the Sustainable Development Goals, development issues and gender are mainstreamed across parliaments' work.
  • Increase the capacities of Members of Parliament and improve professionalism to fulfil their obligations by giving them exposure to other parliaments through the South-South-Triangular cooperation.
  • Improve parliamentary financial oversight with a more participatory and transparent system
  • Increase the number of potential women candidates who are aware of the work of parliament and increase the number of citizens that recognize women as potential parliamentarians.

Impact

START DATE

April 2018

END DATE

December 2022

STATUS

Completed

PROJECT OFFICE

Fiji

IMPLEMENTING PARTNER

United Nations Development Programme

DONORS

Australian DFAT

GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN

NEW ZEALAND AGY FOR INT'L DEVELOPMENT

UK-Foreign & Commonwealth Off

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

UnSpecified

United Nations Office on Drug and Crime

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

$11,194,713

DELIVERY IN PREVIOUS YEARS

2018$1,378,642

2019$3,861,885

2020$1,565,218

2021$1,447,199

2022$697,855

2023$4,860

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