Research funded by AusAID’s Niue country program targets the country’s specific development challenges. Research is also carried out on a regional level. Some of the highlights are listed below.
Niue Peer Review Report (2011)
At the invitation of the Government of Niue, a peer review of Niue’s national development planning, budgeting, public financial and aid management systems and processes was carried out. This report looks at how Niue, with the support of development partners, uses its own money and aid financing to ensure a better life for its people.
The peer review team looked at how the Government and people of Niue form their national development priorities, consider strategies to implement plans, turn these into budgets, and monitor and report on results. Just as importantly, the team also examined how development partners work together and individually to support these national priorities and processes.
Read the Niue Peer Review Report [external website, PDF 1.06mb]
Read the summary document [external website, PDF 234kb]
Tracking Development and Governance in the Pacific (2009)
The Pacific region is seriously off track to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. Despite large investments in service delivery, public spending by Pacific governments is generally not leading to better development outcomes.
Development partners bring significant resources for investment in growth and services in the region. While there have been positive changes in the way development partners and governments work together, the report shows resources are not sufficiently coordinated.
There is a compelling case for change—for a combined effort by Pacific island countries and development partners to improve governance and development coordination. Together, Pacific island countries and their development partners can turn ambition into reality and make faster progress towards the MDGs.
The report is the second in a series of annual reports that track development and governance in the Pacific and analyse related key policy issues. It monitors progress towards the MDGs in the region and assesses the performance of countries and development partners in supporting their achievement.
Tracking Development and Governance in the Pacific report