This voluntary initiative came from Small Island Developing States for SIDS 2014
Pacific Islands Aviation Investment Program
Pacific Island Member States: Kiribati; Tuvalu; Tonga; Tuvalu; Samoa; Solomon Islands
Sponsored by World Bank; Government of Australia; Governments of Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu
Description/achievement of initiative
By improving aviation infrastructure, management and operations, the Pacific Aviation Investment Program will help make air travel to and from the Pacific Islands safer and more efficient. Greater flight access and improved travel conditions will promote tourism and trade, also opening access to jobs, markets and services overseas. It will boost regional integration through shared technology, systems and an effective air transport network.
The Partnership will aim to achieve during the two-year implementation period will include;
•providing a coherent process at national and regional levels towards sustainable development by contextualizing the 20 themes;
•clearly identifying key actions required, and the amount of resources required to achieve the expected results;
•formulating a monitoring and evaluation mechanism for countries to gauge their performances towards the implementation of Mauritius Strategy; and
•fostering regional cooperation and integration, SIDS-SIDS knowledge exchanges, and a methodology to deal with the large asymmetries between the developmental stages of the beneficiary countries.
Staff / Technical expertise
Technical assistance from UNITAR, MWH/SA and the ETC Foundation in the Netherlands
Financing (in USD)
Other, please specify
The Governments of Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu will contribute US$19.09 million