The main objective of the virtual exchange is to the to share Best Practices and Lessons Learned from Establishing Institutional Arrangements for Transparency in Fiji and Papua New Guinea with other members of the Regional Transparency Network of the Pacific Region.
Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage & exchange among each other.
Institutional arrangements are of critical importance for fully functioning national transparency systems and data collection in particular. Institutional arrangements for transparency includes various elements from clearly defined roles and responsibilities for all actors in the transparency system, such a line ministries, data-sharing agreements and legal arrangements. Institutions at all levels need to build on what already exists and learn from experience, while at the same time working towards more streamlined data flows to be able to comply with the requirements of the Enhanced Transparency Framework. Appropriate arrangements must consider all relevant levels of government and private sector in an approach that manages competing priorities and demand for resources.
Institutional arrangements promote strong coordination and collaboration among multiple decision-making levels, involving stakeholders and sectors in order to create buy-in into the transparency system and ensure effective data flows. Establishing such an institutional structure domestically requires time and effort and usually involves multi-stakeholder task forces and expert working groups. It also requires dedicated capacity development and communication strategies.
The recording of the event is available on our YouTube channel here