27 May 2013

Palau scores highly with conservation steps in Forum peer-review

10:14 am on 27 May 2013

A Pacific Islands Forum-facilitated Peer Review team has highlighted Palau's environmental and conservation efforts as the country's greatest achievements.

At the conclusion of their two week long consultation, the team consisting of Natalia Palu-Latu of Tonga, Maybelline Adin-Bing of the Marshall Islands and 'Alopi Latukefu of AusAID said they were impressed with Palau's planning process.

The sustainable development and conservation work that Palau is involved with has been identified as an area in which Palau is leading in the Pacific region.

A summary recommendation naming areas for improvement and highlighting Palau's achievements will be presented to government as part of the final report.

The peer review process is a Pacific Forum initiative to look into national planning priorities, budgeting process, public sector reform and aid management.

Palau is the 10th Forum Island Country to undergo the peer review process.