Status of initiative: N/a
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.

Implementation methodologies

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.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


Pacific Island Member States: Kiribati; Tuvalu; Tonga; Tuvalu; Samoa; Solomon Islands Sponsored by World Bank; Government of Australia; Governments of Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Goal 8
Goal 9
Resources devoted to implementation
Staff / Technical expertise
Technical assistance from UNITAR, MWH/SA and the ETC Foundation in the Netherlands
Other, please specify
The Governments of Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu will contribute US$19.09 million
Financing (in USD)
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 1 July
This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
Location: Pacific Island
Date of completion: ongoing
Operating in countries
Partner connections
Contact information/focal point(s)
World Bank, Email

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