Thematic Reports

Forum Compact Development Partner Peer Review Reports

A key objective of the Forum Compact has been to drive more effective coordination of development resources from both Forum Island Countries and development partners. The reports document the findings and recommendations from the peer review of Australia and New Zealand’s Development Cooperation policies and procedures and the effectiveness of their application in Forum island countries (FICs). The reviews accord with the active support of all Pacific Forum Leaders to global aid effectiveness efforts and in particular the 2007 Pacific Islands Forum Principles for Aid Effectiveness and the 2009 Cairns Compact for Strengthening Development Coordination in the Pacific (Forum Compact).

Forum Compact Peer Review Reports

The Cairns Compact on Strengthening Development Coordination (Forum Compact), adopted by Pacific Islands Forum Leaders at their meeting in August 2009, provides guidelines for accelerating the changes that support existing country efforts towards increased economic growth and social well-being in the Forum Island Countries (FICs). One of the mechanisms set up by the Compact is the Peer Review, which bring together officials of FICs and development partners to mutually address development challenges. The Reviews look at how FICs formulate their priorities, turn them into budgets, implement plans and monitor and report on results; and just importantly, how development partners act collectively and individually to support those priorities and processes.

Electoral Observance

Forum election observer missions facilitate independent analyses and reporting on elections, boost the confidence of voters and other participants in transparency of processes, and offer expert recommendations on how electoral processes might be improved.