Partnerships key in driving recovery in the region after pandemic and ongoing climate crisis, new UNDP report finds
Building the coalitions necessary for transformative change in the Pacific is paramount in getting the region back on its feet in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing climate crisis.
This is done by leveraging private sector finance, building public-private partnerships, catalyzing new approaches, embracing new technologies and innovations, and continuing to directly assist the countries in taking climate action, including in accessing various sources of climate finance.
This is one of the key findings in the new Pacific Development Results Report, produced by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pacific Office in Fiji, and the Samoa Multi-Country Office, released on 5 December 2022.
The 80-page report highlights the critical role UNDP plays in helping countries in the region build back better after the pandemic, climate change and a myriad of pressing challenges the world is currently grappling with.
As the UN’s development arm, improving governance and accountability in the Pacific countries is primary for UNDP’s ambitions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in the region. With support from Australia, New Zealand, and Japan, UNDP’s governance efforts are bringing women to the forefront and embracing new participatory approaches to local and national governance.
UNDP is also partnering with the Global Environment Facility and the Green Climate Fund to currently finance 30 projects in 12 countries across the Pacific.