Building Together: Seven Principles for Engaging Civil Society to Deliver Infrastructure in the Pacific islands

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In planning new infrastructure investments in the Pacific, it is important that decision making by local actors is central. Working with local actors ensures projects are based on local and national priorities and cements the perceived legitimacy and sustainability of outcomes. Infrastructure investments are also an opportunity to promote Pacific enterprise and create local employment, as well as strengthening Pacific civil society organisations.
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This paper provides a set of principles for policymakers to use as they work with civil society and the private sector in the Pacific to design and implement resilient, inclusive and sustainable infrastructure. These principles provide a guide for assessing infrastructure investments. This paper also provides practical entry points for implementing good practice and involving civil society in the prioritisation, design, construction and maintenance of
infrastructure projects in the Pacific region.