April 28, 2016


Suva – Reports that assess the extent of regional government’s cooperation and their efforts to enable environments for Civil Society Organisations (CSO) is currently being compiled by Pacific Islands Association of NGOs affiliates says Executive Director, Emele Duituturaga.

Ms Duituturaga said 8 PIANGO affiliates are expected to compile reports as part of the Busan Partnership for Effective Development 2nd Monitoring Round that specifically monitors the extent of government’s facilitation of an enabling environment for CSO cooperation.

“Indicator two of the Busan Declaration urges governments and providers of development cooperation contribute to an enabling environment for CSOs and to which CSOs are implementing development effectiveness principles in their own operations,” said Ms Duituturaga.

“Fiji, Kiribati, Vanuatu, Solomons and PNG have completed their reports and we have received these,” she said.

“We have a PIANGO officer working with Samoa Umbrella of NGOs (SUNGO) right now to complete their country report and we are  waiting to hear from Tonga and Federated States of Micronesia about theirs,” she said.

“What’s critical about this exercise is that for first time it will provide a baseline data about how CSOs are relating to governments and donors and vice versa and how we can further improve our cooperation and partnership to produce maximum impact for community development.

These reports, Duituturaga says will be scrutinized at the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation high level ministerial meeting in Nairobi, Kenya in November 2016.

The meeting is the second since the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation was established at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, in 2011.