Samoa hosts Solomon Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia, FSM, for the first Pacific Peer Review “South-South attachments”
Six senior government officials from Ministries of Finance, Planning and Budgeting from Solomon Islands and FSM are spending two week attachment with Samoa’s Ministry of Finance.
While in Samoa, these senior government officials work with Samoa’s Ministry of Finance officials to share expertise, ideas and systems to support existing efforts to strengthen institutions and capacities for national prioritisation, resource allocation and delivering effective services and programmes in their respective countries.
These attachments are also part of recommendations from the 2012 and 2013 Peer Review reports of FSM and Solomon Islands.
The officials from FSM and Solomon Islands are particularly interested in linkages between Samoa’s national and sector development plans and their budgets, Samoa’s engagement with its development partners and how Samoa’s Official Development Aid is reflected on their national budget.