Fiji Program Support Facility

  • P Project/Program

A Active

Key Information

The Australian Government is committed to supporting Fiji. It works in close partnership with the Fijian Government and key stakeholders to deliver its aid program to support inclusive economic growth and reduce poverty. Australia provides, on average, AUD35 million per year in bilateral development assistance to a number of sectors, including health, education and private sector development. To increase the efficiency, effectiveness and coherence of Australia’s aid program, in 2017 the Fiji Program Support Facility (FPSF) was established to administer the education, health and scholarship programs in Fiji (and scholarships in Tuvalu). These programs represent one-third of Australia’s annual bilateral aid to Fiji, amounting to AUD66 million over five years (2017-2021). The Facility, managed by Coffey on behalf of the Australian Government, also supports the integration of crosscutting themes into programs, such as gender equality, civil society engagement, disability inclusiveness, child protection, and disaster risk reduction.


Lead Implementing Organization(s)

Location(s)

Fiji, Tuvalu

Government Affiliation

Government-affiliated program

Years

2017 -

Partners

Not applicable or unknown

Private sector partners; Australia-Fiji Civil society Engagement Strategy

Ministry Affiliation

Fiji and Tuvalu Ministries of Health and Medical Services; Ministries of Education

COVID-19 Response

Unknown

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas

Attainment

  • Primary completion
  • Secondary completion

Other

  • Other
  • Transition from school to work

Other skills

  • Rights/empowerment education

Quality

  • Curricula/lesson plans

Skills

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy

Cross-cutting areas

  • Emergencies and protracted crises
  • Gender equality
  • Other

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys (both in school and out of school), Girls (both in school and out of school)

Age

Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

Not applicable or unknown

Other populations reached

  • Community leaders
  • Other community members - female
  • Other community members - male

Participants include

  • People with disabilities

Program Approaches Back to Top

Community engagement/advocacy/sensitization

  • Community mobilization
  • Technical assistance/capacity building to civil society organizations

Policy/legal environment

  • Developing/promoting new laws/policies

Reducing economic barriers

  • Scholarships/stipends for school fees

Tutoring/strengthening academic skills

  • Literacy - in the classroom
  • Numeracy - in the classroom

Women's empowerment programs

  • Leadership training

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved academic skills (literacy and numeracy)
  • Increased primary school completion
  • Increased secondary school completion

Cross-cutting goals

  • Changed social norms
  • Improved health - other
  • Increased advocacy/civic engagement
  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms