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Overview of Australia’s aid program to Vanuatu

2013/14 Estimated Outcome: $57.2 million

2014/15 Budget Estimate: $60.4 million

Australia is an important economic partner for Vanuatu, providing the country with the majority of its tourists, foreign direct investment and aid. Australia is the largest aid donor to Vanuatu; our aid comprises more than 60 per cent of total ODA to Vanuatu (excluding China). Australia is committed to supporting sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction in Vanuatu. The Australia-Vanuatu Partnership for Development guides our aid engagement in Vanuatu.

Vanuatu’s economy is expanding, with Vanuatu’s real GDP growth in 2013 at 2.8 per cent. However, income-earning opportunities are often limited, especially for women. Many of the country’s people live in difficult conditions, have poor health, and cannot access opportunities and services Australians take for granted. Three-quarters of Vanuatu’s population live in rural areas and remote islands, and many lack quality primary education, basic health services, regular and safe water supply, modern energy and reliable transport. Poverty rates are highest in urban communities, although urban areas tend to have better services than rural areas. At least a third of residents in and around Port Vila live in poverty.

The focus of Australia’s aid program as articulated in the Partnership for Development is economic governance, infrastructure, education, health and law and justice. Australian aid is working to empower women across all of these areas, in recognition that this is one of the best ways to achieve economic growth and prosperity and as part of the ten-year Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development program. Australia also helps Vanuatu prepare for and respond to natural disasters and emergencies. We work with a range of partners including the Vanuatu Government, the private sector and community organisations.

Economic governance

Australia is supporting Vanuatu to progress reform on economic governance issues. We are providing assistance to improve Vanuatu’s public expenditure management to promote durable, equitable and broad-based growth, as well as better service delivery.

Economic governance assistance in Vanuatu

Infrastructure

Australia is helping Vanuatu develop essential infrastructure to support economic growth and service delivery. We are providing assistance to improve rural roads in priority areas, and improve Port Vila’s urban infrastructure.

Infrastructure assistance in Vanuatu

Education

Education underpins economic development and poverty reduction. Australia is contributing to better access to, and quality of, education for all boys and girls. We are also equipping Vanuatu’s men and women with relevant skills and knowledge to expand economic opportunities. We are providing support to early education, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and university education.

Education assistance in Vanuatu

Health

Australia is providing assistance to strengthen Vanuatu’s health system, including rural health care services, malaria elimination, child and maternal health, specialist medical care in Port Vila hospital and nurse training.

Health assistance in Vanuatu

Law and justice

Australia is contributing to more effective legal institutions and improved police services in Vanuatu. This includes support for better prevention of and response to violence against women and children.

Law and justice assistance in Vanuatu

Our results

Economic governance

  • In 2013, all provincially located Finance Service Bureaus were opened with Australian support and are now operational, with access to the Government of Vanuatu Financial Management Information System over the Australian-supported Government Broadband Network.
  • Around 4000 women and 5000 men attended 175 financial literacy workshops run by the National Bank of Vanuatu with Australian assistance. On Tanna island around 600 women who had attended the workshops formed cooperative business groups.
  • In 2013 Australian support for improved access to financial services resulted in two new ATMs on Malekula and Tanna islands, 600 new micro-loans and 15 000 new rural based savings accounts with a value of Vt 420 million in deposits.
  • Improvements to Value-Added Tax (VAT) collection meant that 105 per cent of the 2013 revenue target was collected, despite lower than forecast GDP growth.
  • The Auditor-General’s Office cleared the backlog of government audits. From 2011 to 2012, 28 audits were completed, with an additional six government audits plus three audits of DFAT grants completed in 2012. This compares with one completed audit between 2007 and 2010.
  • In 2013-14 a tariff review conducted by the Utilities Regulatory Authority, with support from Australia, resulted in a 15 per cent reduction in average energy costs in Luganville, the second largest economic centre in Vanuatu.
  • As of June 2014, Australian support to land administration has resulted in more than 10,500 leases being registered, a digital cadastral database 90 per cent completed and 3859 new strata titles issued.
  • 205 ni-Vanuatu participated in the Seasonal Worker Program in 2013-14.
  • Australia helped Wan Smolbag, a local civil society organisation, engage with peri-urban youth to enable them to be active in the formal economy. In 2013 Wan Smolbag’s Youth Centre services reached 1804 registered youth and included training in literacy, computing, agriculture, ceramics, mechanics and nutrition.

Infrastructure

  • In 2013-14 Australia supported the Vanuatu Public Works Department to deliver 128km of routine maintenance of priority rural roads, which involved 2616 days of work for women and 8301 days of work for men.
  • With Australian support, the Vanuatu Government successfully updated and legislated the Public Roads Act and Building Act in 2013-14. This will bring improvements to the regulatory and policy framework for infrastructure, including for issues such as road safety and disability access.
  • The Australian-funded construction of the new National Library and Archives Building was completed in 2013. Since opening in late 2013 over 2500 people have signed the visitor’s book.

Education

  • In 2013-14 a new curriculum for years 1 to 6 was finalised and approved with Australian support to basic education.
  • There were further enhancements to teacher quality in 2013-14, with 94 new teachers completing their teacher training, new courses developed for existing teachers, and the Vanuatu Parliament passing a new Teacher Service Commission Act which will bring about much-needed reforms.
  • Through Australian assistance for technical and vocational education and training (TVET), 35 different accredited courses and 50 business development workshops were facilitated for 852 participants in 2013-14. Ninety-one per cent of participants rated their training as “excellent” and a 2012 study showed an increase in participant household incomes by an average of 20 per cent.
  • 28 ni-Vanuatu bungalow businesses in provinces with a TVET Centre performed above the national tourist accommodation minimum standards (previously none did).
  • 141 ni-Vanuatu (55 per cent women) graduated from the Australia Pacific Technical College’s Port Vila campus with internationally recognised qualifications, bringing the total number of ni-Vanuatu graduates to 4,919 since 2007.
  • There were 228 ni-Vanuatu on Australia Awards in Australia (56) and in the region (172) in 2013-14. All 11 returning graduates either returned to their jobs or found employment relevant to their field of study.
  • An Australia Award recipient who graduated in 2013 was Vanuatu’s first scholarship student with a disability to complete a university education.

Health

  • Malaria incidence was reduced from 7 per cent to 1 per cent between 2003 and 2013. In Tafea and Torba provinces malaria has almost been eliminated. There were no deaths from malaria in 2013.
  • The Village Health Worker Program supported by Australia enabled delivery and use of improved medical supply kits to over 150 remote villages throughout Vanuatu and renovated or constructed seven aid posts in 2013-14.
  • Australia supported the Vanuatu Government to construct and install two oxygen plants in main referral hospitals for northern and southern provinces in 2013-14.
  • 8,407 patients accessed Wan Smolbag’s reproductive health clinics in 2013.

Law and justice

  • Assistance through the Vanuatu-Australia Police Project in 2013-14 resulted in the opening of 3 new police stations in remote areas, the recruitment of 20 male and 13 female new police officers, and a new professional standards policy to tackle discipline in the police force.
  • In 2013-14, Australian support to legal and justice institutions resulted in a reduction of case backlogs in the Courts and prosecution offices, improvements in police criminal record management, the development of the State Prosecutor’s Handbook, and the piloting of a community-based child protection program in 43 rural communities.
  • The Vanuatu Women’s Centre provided 4267 people with counselling and support services across all six provinces in 2012-13. Follow-on surveys suggest 95 per cent of clients were satisfied with the counselling received. The Centre also helped 280 at-risk women to obtain Family Protection Orders.

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Economic governance assistance in Vanuatu

Overview

Sustained and inclusive economic growth is crucial for Vanuatu’s future. It provides jobs and business opportunities, reduces poverty and creates revenue for public services. Economic growth is enabled through changes to government policies, private sector development, regulation of various sectors of the economy and growth in trade and investment. The Vanuatu Government’s Priorities Action Agenda, its recently drafted National Sustainable Development Plan and the National Trade Policy Framework will guide Australian support to improve economic governance.

Partnership for Development Implementation Schedule for Economic Governance

Vanuatu Priorities and Action Agenda 2006-2015

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Governance for Growth Phase 2

$23.4 million, 2012-2016

Governance for Growth (GFG) is designed to generate economic growth and improve service delivery through policy, regulatory and management reforms under Vanuatu’s Priorities and Action Agenda. Through GFG, Australia supports the policy and management roles of the Vanuatu Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management. This includes working closely with ni-Vanuatu officials on economic and financial reforms, developing good financial management systems, and better planning and coordinating of the government’s development initiatives.

Following a review in 2011, the second phase of GFG began in 2013 and will consolidate support in areas of solid progress such as central budgeting and broader public financial management, customs and revenue reform, external audit and procurement. The program also supports financial planning, management and effective expenditure against delivery targets at the line agency level.

Key outcomes sought are:

  • continued positively-trending economic growth
  • benefits of economic growth flowing equitably to all citizens of Vanuatu
  • Government of Vanuatu developing policies, budgets and public expenditure choices on an increasingly solid evidence base
  • Government Ministries responsible for critical service delivery developing better budgets and plans, and appropriately resourcing themselves to deliver their services
  • Government of Vanuatu becoming more accountable and responsive to its citizens.
Related documents*
Name of document Year published Type
Governance for Growth Design Document (Phase 1) 2007 Design document
Governance for Growth Phase 1 Mid-Term Review Report 2011 Evaluation report

Vanuatu Land Program

$11.6 million, 2009-2015

Australia is assisting Vanuatu in the land sector so that all ni-Vanuatu people benefit from the equitable and sustainable development of their land, while securing their heritage for future generations. The Vanuatu Land Program supports the implementation of Vanuatu’s Land Sector Framework 2009–2018, which came out of Vanuatu’s first National Land Summit in September 2006. The program aims to improve decision-making about land, make land dealings more transparent, improve land management practices, and minimise the potential for land-related conflict.

Between 2011 and 2013 the Mama Graon Vanuatu Land Program, as it was then known, supported a wide range of activities covering both customary and formal aspects of land administration. Since the beginning of 2013, and based upon the lessons learned during the first two years of the program, activities have been refocused towards supporting the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources with improving core land administration functions namely surveying, land registration and valuation, while at the same time continuing to provide support for selected customary land activities and the work of the Malvatumauri (The National Council of Chiefs). The Program has been renamed the Vanuatu Land Program.

The scope of the program has been refined in order to create a key land administration infrastructure that can provide support for:

  • major infrastructure projects that are in the pipeline, such as those under the purview of the Major Projects Unit
  • land administration initiatives identified by the Minister of Lands as being strategic in fighting corruption and addressing deficiencies in current land administration practices and procedures
  • areas where the greatest successes have been achieved to date, principally based on the achievement of end-of-program outcomes.
Related documents*
Name of document Year published Type
Land Sector Framework 2009-18 2009 Strategy
Tripartite Arrangement between the Governments of Vanuatu, Australia and New Zealand in relation to Mama Graon—Vanuatu Land Program 2009 Strategic agreement
Land Program (Mama Graon) Design 2009 Design
Vanuatu Land Program (Mama Graon)—Quality at Entry Report 2009 Design quality assessment
Land Program (Mama Graon) Inception Plan 2011 Plan
Land Program (Mama Graon) Annual Plan 2011-2012 2011 Annual plan
Land Program (Mama Graon) Six Monthly Report April 2012 2012 Progress report
Joint Review Report: Mama Graon—Vanuatu Land Program 2013 Evaluation
Joint Review Report: Mama Graon—Vanuatu Land Program – Management Response 2013 Evaluation response

Education assistance in Vanuatu

Overview

Australia has supported Vanuatu’s Education Road Map since 2009 to get more girls and boys into school for a longer, better education. Following a re-design of our assistance in 2012, the second phase of our support—the Education Support Program—began in late 2013. This program is jointly financed by the New Zealand Government and aims to lift literacy and numeracy rates among children in the early years of education.

Australia is also building the skills and employability of people in Vanuatu through technical and vocational education and training (TVET). The TVET Sector Strengthening Program (Phase 3) aims to support provincial economic development through targeted training services. Vanuatu hosts a campus of the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) with schools in hospitality, youth development and community services development.

We also invest in tertiary education by providing Australia Awards for ni-Vanuatu to study at universities in Australia and in the region in priority sectors such as economics, public health and agriculture.

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Vanuatu Education Support Program

$39.5 million, 2012-2016

The Vanuatu Education Support Program (VESP) provides targeted support to the Government of Vanuatu’s Education Road Map (VERM) with the long term goals of improving education quality, providing more equitable access to education and ensuring a well-managed education system. The Australian and New Zealand governments are providing funds for the program through a joint partnership arrangement.

The focus of this program is on improving literacy and numeracy in kindergarten to year 3. The five implementing strategies are: implementation of new curriculum; strengthening early childhood care and education (ECCE); community engagement through school based management; facilities development; and development of capacity within the Ministry of Education.

Key outcomes sought are:

  • increased proportions of children enrolled in Year 1
  • all girls and boys—including those with a disability—equally able to attend school for Years 1–3
  • children in Years 1–3 reach national standards for literacy and numeracy
  • Ministry of Education effectively manages the education system to achieve its policy commitments
  • improved overall education quality for more than 40,000 primary school children.
Related documents*
Name of document Year published Type
Partnership for Development Implementation Schedule for Education 2009 Strategy
Vanuatu Education Sector Strategy 2007-2016 2006 Strategy
Vanuatu Education Road Map 2009 Strategy
Vanuatu Education Support Program Design Document 2012 Design
Joint Partnership Arrangement for Vanuatu Education Road Map 2009
Vanuatu Early Grade Reading Assessment Baseline Survey (Francophone Stream) 2012 Study
Vanuatu Early Grade Reading Assessment Baseline Survey (Anglophone Stream) 2012 Study
Vanuatu Education Sector Public Expenditure Review 2012 Study
Vanuatu Secondary School Extension Project Phase II Independent Completion Report 2009 Evaluation

Australia Awards

Approximately $6 million per annum, ongoing

The Australia Awards complement Australia’s development assistance in Vanuatu by building human resources in education, health, infrastructure, economic governance and law and justice. Through scholarships, Australia is giving ni-Vanuatu students the skills and knowledge to drive change and influence economic and social development. There are several types of awards for short and long term study at universities, colleges and vocational training institutes in Australia and across the Pacific region.

Priority sectors for scholarship awards are:

  • public health management
  • public sector/financial management/economics
  • engineering (civil, transport/infrastructure, aviation, ports and marine, town planning)
  • environment/agriculture/veterinary (including bio-security)
  • disability studies
  • policing/law enforcement.
Related documents*
Name of document Year published Type
Partnership for Development Implementation Schedule for Education 2009 Strategy
Tracer Study for the Training and Scholarships Coordination Unit 2010 Evaluation

Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Strengthening Program Phase 3

$11.3 million, 2012-2016

The Vanuatu Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Sector Strengthening Program is an Australian Aid program which aims to support provincial economic development through targeted training services.

The program supports activities which encourage a more responsive and better quality training system that is able to meet the skill demands of the productive sectors in provincial communities. The program operates within existing structures and works with local training providers to deliver courses focused on employment and income-generation outcomes within a nationally recognised framework.

TVET Centres have been established in Sanma, Malampa and Torba provinces which offer a range of integrated training services. Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Julie Bishop, launched the third phase of the TVET Sector Strengthening Program in December 2013. The Program is working with the Ministry of Eductaion and Training to establish a fourth centre in 2015.

Key outcomes sought are:

  • employment and incomes increased in three provinces of Vanuatu—Sanma, Malampa and Torba—through support for training, business development and employment services
  • workplace Literacy and Numeracy Strategy in place by 2015 to support improved literacy and numeracy of participants undertaking skills development training and to ensure consistency, coordination and quality standards in the delivery of workplace language, literacy and numeracy training across Vanuatu.
Related documents*
Name of document Year published Type
Partnership for Development Implementation Schedule for Education 2009 Strategy
Vanuatu Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Sector Strengthening Program Phase 2 Design 2008 Design
Vanuatu TVET Sector Strengthening Program Phase 2 Work Plan June 2012 to January 2013 2012 Annual plan
Vanuatu Technical Vocational Education and Training Sector Strengthening Program (Phase 2) Strategic Review 2010 Evaluation
Vanuatu TVET Sector Strengthening Program (Phase 2) Final Evaluation Report 2012 Evaluation

Health assistance in Vanuatu

Overview

Vanuatu has achieved some impressive gains in health outcomes. Between 1990 and 2011 the under-5 mortality rate dropped by almost two-thirds, from 39 to 17 per 1000 live births. Malaria incidence was reduced from 7 per cent to 1 per cent between 2003 and 2013. In Tafea and Torba provinces malaria has almost been eliminated.

Yet substantial service delivery challenges and equity issues remain. Immunisation rates are low, with just 67 per cent of infants receiving their third dose of the polio vaccine and just over half (52 per cent) being vaccinated against measles. Maternal health services vary greatly by province: skilled birth attendance is estimated at 74 per cent nationwide, reaching 95 per cent in the capital Port Vila but only 32 per cent in remote Torba province.

Australia is working to improve Vanuatu’s health system to save lives and make basic health services available to all. This includes controlling malaria and building up a skilled local health workforce through the provision of medical specialists and training of a new generation of nurses.

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Vanuatu Health Sector

$25 million, 2010-2016

Australia is assisting Vanuatu’s Ministry of Health to improve public health administration and service delivery.

Key outcomes sought are:

  • improved capacity within the Ministry of Health to achieve health-related MDGs
  • 100 per cent bed net coverage maintained for people of Vanuatu
  • control and progressively eliminate malaria in line with Vanuatu’s National Malaria Strategic Plan
  • 30 health facilities upgraded including microscopy and solar technologies
  • improved health services for over 70 per cent of Vanuatu's population.
Related documents*
Name of document Year published Type
Vanuatu Government Health Sector Strategy 2010-2016 2010 Strategy
Partnership for Development Implementation Schedule for Health 2010 Strategy
Joint Partnership Arrangement for Vanuatu Health Sector Strategy 2011 Strategic agreement
Pacific Malaria Initiative Independent Progress Review 2010 Evaluation
Independent Evaluation of the Village Health Worker Program, Vanuatu 2013 Evaluation
Independent Evaluation of the Village Health Worker Program, Vanuatu – Management Response 2013 Evaluation response

Infrastructure assistance in Vanuatu

Overview

Vanuatu’s geography, weather (including heavy rains and floods in the wet season) and scattered population (its 266,000 citizens are spread over the 60 inhabited islands) mean building and maintaining infrastructure for sustainable economic development is challenging and expensive. Australia is working closely with Vanuatu’s Government to better plan for, budget for, and deliver environmentally-resilient infrastructure. We are funding two major infrastructure projects, which together will rehabilitate priority roads in rural areas and Port Vila’s urban infrastructure.

Partnership for Development Implementation Schedule for Infrastructure

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Roads for Development Program

$36.6 million, 2013-2016

Australia is working with Vanuatu’s Public Works Department in the Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Utilities to provide a well-maintained and reliable transport network. This program (formerly known as the Vanuatu Transport Sector Support Program) supports the Government of Vanuatu to effectively plan, build and maintain its road transport infrastructure.

In 2009, assistance for road rehabilitation commenced. A new phase of the program started in 2013, and will streamline public works administration and provide economic benefits to communities. The program will directly involve island communities in managing, maintaining and ultimately using improved roads, which will stimulate economic activity and improve access to services.

Key outcomes sought are:

  • people in Vanuatu have increased access to a well maintained and affordable rural road network
  • the Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Utilities and its Public Works Department can effectively and efficiently rehabilitate and maintain priority roads in good condition, and fix black spots on other main roads to keep them open all year round. This should contribute to at least 350km of Vanuatu’s rural road network across Malekula, Tanna and Ambae islands
  • the Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Utilities and its Public Works Department have the skills, systems and resources to effectively develop and maintain the national road network.
Related documents*
Name of document Year published Type
Vanuatu Transport Sector Support Program Design (Phase 1) 2011 Design document
Quality at Entry Report for Vanuatu Transport Sector Support Program (Phase 2) 2012 Design quality assessment

Port Vila Urban Development Project

$31 million, 2013-2016

The Port Vila Urban Development Project will support sustainable and resilient urban infrastructure in Port Vila by improving drainage, roads and public sanitation services. The project will also address long standing planning and traffic management issues that have impacted negatively on public amenities, the investment climate and safety of residents and visitors to the city. Australia is contributing $31 million towards this project (of a total $39 million), which will be managed by the Asian Development Bank.

Key outcomes sought are:

  • improved core urban infrastructure of Port Vila, including drainage (28 kilometres of drainage across 7 square kilometres of catchment) and roads (at least 22 kilometres)
  • improved disposal and treatment of septic waste
  • improved access to hygiene facilities for communities in peri-urban settlements
  • improved management of of urban infrastructure.
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Law and justice assistance in Vanuatu

Overview

Australia has worked with Vanuatu to build more effective legal institutions and improve police services for over 10 years. The Governments of Vanuatu and Australia established the Vanuatu Policing and Justice Support Program in 2014 to strengthen the sector as a whole and build the capacity of agencies in the formal and informal justice sectors. Australia is also a partner of the Vanuatu Women’s Centre (VWC), which provides legal assistance and counselling services to survivors of violence.

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Vanuatu Policing and Justice Support Program

$18.6 million, 2014-2017

The Vanuatu Policing and Justice Support Program integrates Australia’s investments in policing and justice. It includes a policing component delivered by the Australian Federal Police.

The Program aims to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Networks within the police, justice and community services agencies influence positive change that will see:
      support to targeted justice sector working groups that align with the Government’s eight cross-cutting issues under the Strategy for the Justice and Community Services Sector, leading to clear, prioritised activity plans for the eight sector priorities
    • support for strengthened financial management in the Vanuatu Police Force (VPF) and the Ministry of Justice and Community Services (MJCS)
    • improved case flow through the justice system from the VPF to the Courts.
  • Police, justice and community services agencies demonstrate improved service delivery to women, children and youth that will see:
    • key advisers to the VPF, the MJCS, the Public Solicitor’s Office (PSO) and the State Prosecutor’s Department (SPD) providing key technical advice leading to improved service delivery
    • high-level strategic advice to the Commissioner of Police and the VPF Executive
    • improved case and data management across the sector, including upgrading systems for the VPF, Courts and the State Law Office
    • support to implement the comprehensive capacity development strategy that will provide skills development, support for coaching and workplace instruction, institutional strengthening, and leadership development pathways
    • improved practice and systems in the operational and investigative areas of the VPF
    • the implementation of the new VPF Professional Standards policy
    • improved management of the non-salary operational fund for the VPF.
  • Police, justice and community services agencies use evidence to support improved responses to the needs of women, children and youth; and Police, justice and community services agencies implement targeted initiatives that deliver better services to women, children and youth that will see:
    • a pilot that strengthens women’s pathways to action when experiencing family violence on the island of Malekula
    • support to the MJCS Child Desk to develop a national child protection strategy
    • the piloting of an effective approach to strengthen community capacity to protect children in selected rural communities
    • a case study to look in-depth at the complex factors that influence urban youth risk/ resilience to involvement in crime in urban centres.
Related documents*
Name of document Year published Type
Inception Report for Vanuatu Law and Justice Partnership (Stretem Rod blong Jastis) 2012 Report
Stretem Rod Blong Jastis Design Document 2012 Design
Vanuatu Australia Police Project Independent Progress Report 2012 Review
Vanuatu Australia Police Project Independent Progress Report—Management response 2012 Management response
Vanuatu Australia Police Project Design 2011 Design
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Vanuatu Women’s Centre

$5.4 million, 2012-2016

In 20 years, the Vanuatu Women’s Centre (VWC) has grown from a small Port Vila-based organisation to a highly valued and respected national organisation, with support through a long-term partnership with Australia. In addition to its Port Vila premises, the Women’s Centre has three provincial branches and 37 island-based committees. While counselling and support to women and children at risk of domestic violence are central to its services, the centre now has a much broader mandate that covers human rights, legal and policy advocacy, community education and research.

Key outcomes sought are:

  • up to 15,000 women and children in Vanuatu supported with counselling, legal assistance, emergency accommodation and/or referral to other services
  • education and awareness-raising for 80,000 people to lead to broader acceptance that violence against women and children violates human rights and changes gender norms, attitudes and behaviour
  • legal advocacy, lobbying and human rights training for 650 male advocates, committee members and law and justice officials, leading to reduced discrimination and improved gender equality
  • Vanuatu Women’s Centre operating from a permanent, purpose-designed premises in Port Vila
  • establishment and commencement of a new counselling centre in Malampa province by early 2015.
Related documents*
Name of document Year published Type
Vanuatu National Survey on Women's Lives and Relationships, May 2011 2011 Research
Mid-term Review of the Vanuatu Women's Centre Phase 5 2010 Review

Last reviewed: 16 December, 2014