Private sector peer review helps Tuvalu business

2011-05-04T12:00:00Z

Tuvalu has become the fourth Pacific Forum Island country to volunteer to undertake a peer review of its national planning, budgeting and aid management systems.<!--more-->Other countries to have undertaken the review are Kiribati, Nauru and Vanuatu. Niue will take up its own review later this month.

The peer review team comprising representatives of the governments of Tonga and Vanuatu as well as UNESCAP are in Tuvalu this week, meeting with government ministries, parliamentarians, the private sector, non-government organisations, and development partners resident in Tuvalu as well as partners in Fiji.

The peer review process brings into focus the need for more dialogue between the business sector and various government ministries, according to former Tuvalu Prime Minister Saufatu Sopoanga, now the President of the Tuvalu National Private Sector Organisation, the national chapter of the Pacific Forum’s Pacific Island Private sector Organisation (PIPSO).

PIPSO as an initiative under the Pacific Plan to assist economic growth in the Forum island countries.

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<address>Photo / Svilen Milev</address>

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