21 Apr 2011

Vanuatu to have peer review in line with Cairns Compact

1:35 pm on 21 April 2011

Vanuatu is the first of the larger Pacific Islands Forum countries to participate in a peer review which will focus on its development planning, budgeting, and aid management.

The peer reviews under the Cairns Compact were endorsed by Forum Leaders in 2009, with the aim of strengthening development co-ordination in the Pacific.

The Forum secretary general, Tuiloma Neroni Slade, says peer reviews are an opportunity for mutual learning by Forum countries about how best to address development challenges.