THIS RESEARCH PROJECT IS NOT CURRENTLY ACTIVE.
The Pacific Islands Development Program is working in partnership with the United Nations on its Reinventing Government Project. PIDP is coordinating the Pacific Islands Regional effort for this project.
The Regional Forum on Reinventing Government in the Pacific Islands convened 4—6 October 2004 in Apia, Samoa. Support from the Government of Italy facilitated the participation of senior Pacific Island policy makers, former government leaders and officials, and leading scholars from the Pacific’s universities. Organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Government of Samoa and the Pacific Islands Development Program (PIDP) of the East-West Center, the forum focused on understanding good practices and innovative approaches to reinventing government. Participants presented case studies about governance in different Pacific Islands, which are being compiled into an edited volume and published by the East-West Center.
Partnerships and Innovations for Enhancing Democratic Processes, Managing Globalization and Achieving the Millennium Development Goals
The objective of this program is to assist Governments in the Asia-Pacific region strengthen their public administration and governance capacities to achieve Millennium Development Goals and to take greater beneficial advantage of the potential of globalization. The thematic focus of the Program will cover four areas:
- Access to services to achieve the MDGs
- State Capacity and Innovations to more effectively manage globalization and enhance trade
- E-government and E-commerce for poverty reduction
- Participation and Accountability in Governance
The project will be implemented on a sub-regional basis, with different foci and activities taking place in keeping with priorities of each sub-region. The implementation strategy will center on assessing ongoing programs and practices within countries with a view to analyzing best practices and innovative approaches.
In light of the emphasis on partnerships within the conceptual underpinning of the Program on Reinventing Government, case studies, issues papers and dissemination strategies will seek to assess and convey the role of public-private and other types of successful partnerships for development. Capacity development will be a key objective and training workshops will be the primary means through which case studies and best practices will be disseminated.