Capacity Development Series

This series provides the governments of ADB's Pacific developing member countries (PDMCs) with analyses and insights on key issues and lessons learned with respect to capacity development. Cases studied highlight a range of experiences throughout the region by sector, theme and source of external support, revealing approaches to capacity development that work best and the conditions that have been conducive to their success. They also explore the unique challenges faced by PDMCs in addressing capacity constraints as well as some of the opportunities facing governments and the people in the Pacific islands. Among other things, the case studies underline the importance of PDMC leadership, engagement of local partners, strategic attention to long-term capacity issues and effective use of external resources.

  • Revamping the Cook Islands Public Sector
    1 Dec 2008

    Revamping the Cook Islands Public Sector

    A 2001 report by AusAID and the New Zealand Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade marked the beginning of efforts by both Governments to increase their emphasis on aid harmonization in the Pacific.
  • From Dependency to Sustainability
    1 Dec 2008

    From Dependency to Sustainability

    This publication documents how the mine area community mobilized three generations of mine stakeholders and enhanced their capacity to support sustainable economic development in the years leading up to and beyond the closure of the mine.
  • Making Things Simpler? Harmonizing Aid Delivery in the Cook Islands
    1 Dec 2008

    Making Things Simpler? Harmonizing Aid Delivery in the Cook Islands

    This report describes how the Cook Islands government, through the aid harmonization process, enhanced its capacity for aid management while strengthening national ownership and forging a shared sense of direction by all stakeholders.
  • A New Vision for the Health Sector in Tonga
    1 Dec 2008

    A New Vision for the Health Sector in Tonga

    Problems facing Tonga's health care system intensified in the 1990s leading eventually to a decision by the government to address the "core problem", the Ministry of Health's planning, management, and coordination capacity.
  • The Role of USPNet in Capacity Development in the South Pacific Region
    1 Dec 2008

    The Role of USPNet in Capacity Development in the South Pacific Region

    The University of the South Pacific has changed its delivery systems for teaching and learning over the years to serve the growing needs for tertiary education of students living on the small and remote islands in the Pacific Ocean.
  • Fishing for Development
    1 Nov 2008

    Fishing for Development

    In the 1990s, the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) turned its fisheries industry to a more open, lucrative and private sector driven, with the support of a series of strategic capacity development interventions sponsored by the ADB.

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