A Capacity Assessment of CSOs in the Pacific:Six Country Profiles
A Country Assessment of CSOs in the Pacific: Six Country Profiles is the second of a set of three publications that resulted from a capacity assessment study conducted under the facilitation of the UNDP Pacific Centre, to assess existing capacity and needs of the civil society organizations (CSOs) in the Pacific. This report presents the country specific capacity assessment of CSOs in six countries – Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Tuvalu to provide a more detailed account of the state of civil society community in the Pacific region. Each country profile is presented in separate chapters. While both strengths and capacity assets are highlighted, the chapters focus on capacity deficits (areas of weaknesses) and systemic inadequacies that challenge the overall development and functioning of CSOs. The existing approaches to capacity development in the CSO community are also highlighted.