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Case Study: Strengthening governance in Pacific National Sports Federations – with a focus on Tonga and Fiji

Summary of publication

This report examines Phase 2 of the Pacific Sports Partnerships (PSP) program through a focus of governance in Pacific national sports federations, particularly Tonga and Fiji. The case study involved a review of relevant academic literature, primary data collected through semi structured interviews with 56 key informants representing eight national sport federations, seven regional or Australian sport organisations, three national and regional sport governing bodies, two national government sport agencies and a selection of other sport partners.

The report concludes that there is strong evidence of a clear link between the availability of PSP funds, the implementation of efforts to strengthen governance in national sport federations, increasingly better governance practiced by all of the sample national sport federations and increased capacity to implement sport for development programs by the national sport federations.

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Last Updated: 19 October 2018
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