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Vanuatu Media Strengthening—Cluster Evaluation of AusAID Civil Society and Media Programs


Analyses mid-term reviews of three Vanuatu civil society programs (between Nov 2011 and Feb 2012) and identifies common themes, achievements and lessons to improve AusAID's future cooperation with civil society in Vanuatu.


The evaluation found that three civil society programs in Vanuatu (Vanuatu Churches Partnership, Vois Blong Yumi and Kastom Governance Partnership) delivered better services, less conflict, more connected communities, greater social inclusion and more informed and active citizens. It found no evidence that the programs influenced more accountable, transparent or inclusive government.

The evaluation found that civil society organisations in Vanuatu are driving positive change. They are effectively delivering services locally, strengthening kastom governance and strengthening kastom's role in resolving conflict. Key constraints were limited interaction between civil society and government departments, very short funding cycles, and some lack of due process and accountability in two programs.

The evaluation concluded that involvement of civil society is essential for the aid program to deliver basic services for all, and for Vanuatu to achieve the millennium development goals.

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Last Updated: 6 March 2013
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