Partnerships For Development Pif

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Partnerships For Development Pif

  1. 1. Regional Initiatives -Partnerships for Development CONFERENCE: SUSTAINING DEVELOPMENT IN SMALL STATES IN A TURBULENT GLOBAL ECONOMY 6-7 July 2009 Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
  2. 2. Outline • Pacific Plan – a framework for enhanced engagement with stakeholders • Some examples of development partnerships • Development effectiveness progress
  3. 3. Forum Leaders vision: “Pacific region can, should and will be a region of peace, harmony, security and economic prosperity, so that all of its people can lead free and worthwhile lives”. “…seek partnerships with our neighbours and beyond to develop our knowledge, to improve our communications and to ensure a sustainable economic existence for all”. 4
  4. 4. Leaders agreed to give effect to their Vision through a Pacific Plan, to amongst others: i. promote economic growth, sustainable development, good governance and security; ii. strengthen regional cooperation and integration in areas where the region could gain the most through sharing resources of governance, alignment of policies and delivery of practical services; iii. build strong partnerships between Member countries, regional and international organisations and non-state organisations. 4
  5. 5. The Pacific Plan identifies initiatives within an implementation framework Most of this work is already underway – and is continuously monitored by stakeholders The Plan provides a framework for effective and enhanced engagement between Forum countries and with their non-state actors and development partners 4
  6. 6. Implementation roles and responsibilities Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat: responsible at the regional level for policy advice, coordination and assistance with implementation CROP implementation agencies: Fiji School of Medicine (FSchM) Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) Pacific Islands Development Programme (PIDP) Secretariat for the Pacific Community (SPC) Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC) South Pacific Board for Educational Assessment (SPBEA) Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) South-pacific.travel University of the South Pacific (USP) NSAs and Development Partners
  7. 7. The Secretariat has developed a programmatic approach in response: • Communications and consensus building at the country level; • Policy development; • National planning and implementation; • Reporting and monitoring; and • Capacity building.
  8. 8. Some examples of partnerships to deliver Pacific Plan priorities: • PACREIP – trade integration and facilitation focus • Catastrophe risk insurance • Pacific HIV/ AIDs response; and • PRAI – Pacific Regional Audit Initiative
  9. 9. Example: PRAI Coordination and Support • Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat is coordinating the initiative • The Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions Secretariat is the executing agency • ADB and AusAID provided financing for the technical assistance project to develop the initiative – others considering to support • However, development partnerships needed for ongoing support and overall effectiveness
  10. 10. Accountability Chain Planning, budgeting, External auditing Scrutiny and accounting, and reporting accountability internal audit, reporting Planning, finance Legislatures, Supreme Audit and treasury Ombudsmen, Media, Institutions agencies Civil Society • National efforts • National efforts • National efforts • Development • Development partners partners • Development partners • PFTAC • PRAI • Commonwealth Pacific Governance Program • PIFMA • Pacific Regional Ombudsmen Initiative
  11. 11. Development Effectiveness • Development effectiveness is identified as key to implementing the Pacific Plan • The Pacific Aid Effectiveness Principles, adopted in 2007 • Ongoing progress in implementing the principles and highlighted other areas requiring further attention. These include: – a lack of common approaches by donors to policy dialogue; – limited use of country systems; and – a lack of capacity within Pacific island countries to coordinate and lead development activities • Good examples of progress made - at national and regional levels
  12. 12. Development Effectiveness Development coordination in the Pacific needs more sustained attention • At the national level - national reform and development efforts can best be supported by aid, including from non- traditional donors • At the regional level - reshaped so that they focus more firmly on development outcomes in the region and monitor mutual commitments to increased development coordination
  13. 13. Conclusion • Pacific Plan provides a framework for effective and enhanced engagement on regional priorities – identify entry points for partnerships • Development coordination in the Pacific needs more sustained attention
  14. 14. Thank You/ Vinaka For more information, contact: Sanjesh Naidu, Economic Adviser, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat Email: sanjeshn@forumsec.org.fj www.forumsec.org

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