Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development: Six-Year Evaluation Report


Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development (Pacific Women) is an Australian Government funded, 10-year program operating in 14 Pacific Island countries, designed to improve opportunities for the political, economic and social advancement of women in the Pacific. Pacific Women is managed by Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and works with a wide range of implementing partners, including the 14 partner governments, multilateral organisations, international and national NGOs and civil society organisations. The Pacific Women Support Unit provides the program with logistical, technical and administrative support and is in Suva, Fiji, with a sub-office in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

Pacific Women is intended to be a long term, multidimensional response to the complexity of gender equality and women’s empowerment in the Pacific region. This is the result of its second whole-of-program evaluation.