UK Governance Assistance in the Pacific Region
- To investigate how Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) can re-engage in the Pacific
- Conducting research and making recommendations for a future governance programme.
- Results expected at the end of 2019
HMG wants a scoping and design exercise for a new governance programme in the Pacific to enhance regional security and prosperity. We are assessing the contribution that the Conflict, Security and Stability Fund could make toward these objectives. This includes strengthening institutions and governance systems to support security and remain resilient to external pressures. Those pressures may include climate-related issues, the need for economic diversification and prosperity and threats to integrity and transparency. The project will focus on Fiji, Nauru, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Solomons, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Samoa.
We are meeting with stakeholders across the region—primarily the governments of potential beneficiary countries, but also local high commissions and the foreign ministries of New Zealand and Australia. We are using these meetings to gauge interest and priorities of stakeholders to help design the future programme. We will fully workshop our findings with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Suva and potentially also in London.
Final project results are expected at the end of 2019.