Research Publications


Summary

This research library offers a number of Vanuatu research relevant to the sector. The current publications are reports, statistics and information on women, children, and people with disability, the courts, and others.
Enter a keyword to search the library :

Keyword:

Title Date Brief Description Author Keywords
Offending against Morality in Vanuatu  2017 This study provides information obtained from Correctional and Justice records about Sexual offending in Vanuatu - Offences against Morality - and a profile of 120 sexual offenders on sentences at the end of 2016. Dipatmen blong Koreksonal Sevis offenders, offences, sexual offences, sexual offending, offending, morality, convictions, offender plea, offender rehabilitation
  Vanuatu 2030  2016  This plan builds on the progress made and lessons learned under the Priorities and Action Agenda, which guided our national development efforts between 2006-2015, and the Millennium Development Goals, which also expired in 2015. Department of Strategic Policy, Planning and Aid Coordination  vision, vanuatu sustainable development plan, goals, society, pillars, society pillar, environment pillar, economy pillar, goals, policy objectives, national vision
Vanuatu National Child Protection Policy

Executive Summary_Fr

Executive Summary_Eng

Executive Summary_Bis

Fact Sheet_Fr

Fact Sheet_Eng

Fact Sheet_Bis
2016 This policy has been developed as part of Government's commitment to protect children from all forms of abuse, exploitation, neglect and violence, whilst also strengthening our child protection system, and to ensure we uphold our commitment under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child Stretem Rod blong Jastis Program, Save the Children Australia & Ministry of Justice & Community Services child, child online protection, children, child protection working group, kastom, child protection
Conflict Management and Access to Justice in Rural Vanuatu 2016 This research was carried out by the Policing and Justice Support Program (Vanuatu), in partnership with the Vanuatu Ministry of Justice & Community Services with the goal of engendering more informed discussion that strengthens the whole of the justice system in Vanuatu, resulting in improved access to justice and service delivery to the people of the Republic of Vanuatu Policing and Justice Support Program (Vanuatu) conflict management, access to justice, law, kastom, state justice, courts, police, chiefs, women, gender based violence
Vanuatu Pilot Survey on Persons with Disabilities  2015 The report makes recommendations to improve the quality of future data collection efforts on disability in line the international standards and best practices. It highlights the set of questions for measuring disability in adults endorsed by the UN Washingtong Group on Disability. There are also recommendations for action by the Government, civil society organizations and development partners at the community, provincial and national levels to ensure furthur investment in education. UNICEF Pacific & Ministry of Justice & Community Services pilot survey, disability, disability data, disability in Vanuatu, Ministry of Justice & Community Services, UN Washington Group on disability
Chief Justice's Speech: Court opening  2015 This is Chief Justice Lunabek's 2015 Speech at the Official Opening of the Courts of Vanuatu. This speech also contains a summary of statistics relating to the Courts performance in 2014. Judiciary of Vanuatu judiciary, judicial autonomy, improved access to judicial services, access to justice, court statistics
Child Online Protection Assessment Vanuatu 2013 This report is the first known study of child online protection (COP) in Vanuatu. While conducting this study, no information could be found on the internet about COP in Vanuatu as well as most other small Pacific island countries. The only information found were studies about COP in New Zealand and Australia, where the situations in regard to penetration rate and bandwidth as well as cultural and legal framework are different. Therefore, this report provides new knowledge and information on COP. Capacity Building and ICT Policy, Regulatory and Legislative Framework Support for Pacific Countries (ICB4PAC) child, children, protection, child protection, online child protection, internet use
Ministry of Justice & Community Services Annual Report 2013 2013 Outlines a summary of the progress of the Justice & Community Services Sector in 2013 Ministry of Justice & Community Services access to justice, social, human rights, community
Vanuatu Planning Long Acting Short 2013-2016 2013 The PLAS for 2013 to 2016 is an integration and re-prioritization of the action items contained in the 2012 Update of the PAA. One of its primary objectives is to continue to strengthen the link from policy and planning to the limited resources of the Government. In doing so, the Government will ensure that the most urgent and important outcomes of these program objectives are achievable in the medium term. The Planning Long and Acting Short document for 2013 to 2016 provides the Government policy priorities for the Government's economic and social agenda over the next four years. Vanuatu Prime Minister's Office policy priorities, economic, social, PAA
Vanuatu Hardship and Poverty Report. "Analysis of the 2010 Household Income and Expenditure Survey" 2013 The report is based on the analysis of the 2010 Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) and is a joint collaboration between the Vanuatu National Statistics Office and the UNDP Pacific Centre. For the analysis, poverty is measured by the proportion of households and individuals with expenditure levels below the national food and basic needs poverty lines and as such provides a relative measure of hardship; however its real impact lies within the context in which it is defined. The incidence of food and basic-needs poverty is thus indicative of the hardship experienced by households and families as they try to meet the minimum standard of living reflected in the poverty lines. The report provides an in-depth comparative analysis of the numbers, location and characteristics of those living below the national poverty line as well as the distribution of expenditure and sources of income by comparing the results of the 2006 and 2010 surveys. Further, the report analyses key dimensions of human poverty, such as the quality of housing and access to energy, education services, water and sanitation. It also identifies vulnerable groups and assesses the gender, geographic and other dimensions of income and human poverty in Vanuatu and provides policy recommendations to accelerate progress towards the achievement of MDG Vanuatu National Statistics Office and UNDP Pacific Centre poverty, basic needs, expenditure, quality of housing, access to energy, education services, water and sanitation, vulnerable groups, gender
Vanuatu Judicial Monitoring System Research Report 2013 A study that investigates why cases have not progressed nor been finalised in a timely manner Transparency Vanuatu case management, courts, judiciary, case backlog, law and justice
Factors which facilitate and limit the inclusion of children with disability in kindergarten in Vanuatu 2013 A sample study that investigates the knowledge, attitudes and practices that present obstacles to children with disability accessing kindergarten in Vanuatu. Save the Children Australia children, disability, inclusion, KAP
Chief Justice's Speech: Court Opening 2012 This is Chief Justice Lunabek's 2012 Speech at the Official Opening of the Courts of Vanuatu Judiciary of Vanuatu judiciary, judicial autonomy, improved access to judicial services, access to justice
Net Effects and Social and Economic Impacts of Telecommunication and Internet in Vanuatu 2011-2012 The 2011 study, which this report focuses on, adds to findings from previous studies undertaken in 2008 and 2009. It not only by explores the ongoing impacts of increasing telephone access, but also by investigating the constraints imposed by complementary infrastructure, and patterns of internet uptake. Pacific Institute of Public Policy telecommunication, social effects, telephone access, infrastructure, internet
Vanuatu national Survey on Women's Lives and Family Relationships 2011 Report presents the findings from the National Survey on Women's lives and family relationships. The study purpose was to conduct a population-based study to provide a reliable benchmark of the prevalence and incidence of violence against women in Vanuatu, and on attitudes to violence including: health and other effects of violence on women and children; risk and protective factors in the family and the community; coping strategies of women; and the prevention and support service. Vanuatu Women's Center women, violence, children, KAP, community, family, prevention, support service
The hybrid Courts of Melanesia: A comparative Analysis of Village Courts of Papua New Guinea, Island Courts of Vanuatu and Local Courts of Solomon Islands 2011 This paper examines three systems of courts of justice, each in a different country in the region of South Pacific islands known as Melanesia, where state legal systems have been adopted from former European colonial governments. The systems discussed are, by comparison, "hybrid", each of them having been established with the intention of addressing disputes among small scale social groups by less formal means or by taking greater heed of customary forms of dispute resolution. The paper applies a comparative analysis of these systems, covering their distinct history and the variances in structure, funding, personnel and jurisdictional coverage that impact on their effectiveness as state-sanctioned courts. Conclusions are offered with observations about the strengths and weaknesses of these hybrid systems and their potential for development as instruments of community-owned justice in Melanesia. Daniel Evans, Dr Michael Goddard , Professor Don Paterson courts, hybrid courts, custom court, western court
Chief Justice's Speech: Court Opening 2011 This is Chief Justice Lunabek's 2011 Speech at the Official Opening of the Courts of Vanuatu Judiciary of Vanuatu judiciary, judicial autonomy, improved access to judicial services, access to justice
Malvatumauri 19 Resolutions 2011 The National Customary Land Workshop in 2011 came up with 19 resolutions to achieve. MJCS is expected to work on Resolution No.15. MNCC funded by the Mama Graon Program Custom, Land
Vanuatu Annual Development Report 2011 GoV ADR reports on the progress of the implementation of National Development priorities and major GoV policies as expressed in the PAA and the PLAS Matrix in 2010 Government of Vanuatu Macroeconomic Stability, equity, private sector development, good governance, public sector reform, primary sector development, environment, education, human resource development, infrastructure, utilities
Chief Justice's Speech: Court Opening 2010 This is Chief Justice Lunabek's 2010 Speech at the Official Opening of the Courts of Vanuatu Judiciary of Vanuatu judiciary, judicial autonomy, improved access to judicial services, access to justice
Vanuatu Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2010 2010 The 2010 Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) was the second comprehensive survey of its type conducted by the Vanuatu National Statistics Office (VNSO) to provide estimates of household income and expenditure at the provincial level. The 2006 HIES was the first in the country with full national coverage and reliable results at the province and municipal level. These two surveys have been used to derive indicators for income and wellbeing, much needed information to monitor progress towards achieving national strategies for improving household income through private sector led growth. The HIES provides a wealth of information about household expenditure and income, including so called 'subsistence activities' where households produce and consume their own food from the land and sea, provide household supplies like firewood and thatch and other items such as oils, handicrafts and clothing. This report provides the main HIES results, with much more analysis possible from the data than that contained here. There is a separate report containing the results of the poverty analysis of the HIES data. Vanuatu National Statistics Office subsistence activities, expenditure, household income
Vanuatu Planning Long Acting Short 2009-2013 2009 The Planning Long and Acting Short document for 2009-2012 outlines the Government's policy priorities for the Government's economic and social agenda for 2009-2012. Vanuatu Prime Minister's Office policy priorities, economic, social, PAA
National Population and Housing Census. Gender Monograph " Women and Men in Vanuatu" 2009 Women and Men in Vanuatu presents an analysis of the 2009 Vanuatu Population and Housing Census results from a gender perspective. It is aimed at government officials and decision-makers in Vanuatu, providing crucial evidence to design gender-sensitive policies and programmes and monitor their effectiveness. Vanuatu National Statistics Office population, census, urban/ rural population, women and men
National Census of Population and Housing. Summary Release 2009 This is the first of a series of Bulletins designed to disseminate findings of the 2009 Census of Population and House. More information is provided in the publications and other formats including CD. Vanuatu National Statistics Office population, census, urban/ rural population
Chief Justice's Speech: Court Opening 2009 This is Chief Justice Lunabek's 2009 Speech at the Official Opening of the Courts of Vanuatu Judiciary of Vanuatu judiciary, judicial autonomy, improved access to judicial services, access to justice
National Population and Housing Census. Youth Monograph " Young People in Vanuatu" 2009 Young People in Vanuatu presents an analysis of the 2009 Vanuatu Population and Housing Census results from a young people perspective. It is aimed at government officials and decision-makers in Vanuatu, providing crucial evidence to design youth-sensitive policies and programmes and monitor their effectiveness. It is an important addition to a series of publications from the 2009 population and housing census. It complements the other products - National Population and Housing Census: Basic Tables Report (Volume 1), Analytical Report (Volume 2) and the Gender Monograph Report – all published by the Vanuatu National Statistics Office. Vanuatu National Statistics Office population, census, urban/ rural population, young women and men
Chief Justice's Speech: Court Opening 2008 This is Chief Justice Lunabek's 2008 Speech at the Official Opening of the Courts of Vanuatu Judiciary of Vanuatu judiciary, judicial autonomy, improved access to judicial services, access to justice
Chief Justice's Speech: Court Opening 2007 This is Chief Justice Lunabek's 2007 Speech at the Official Opening of the Courts of Vanuatu Judiciary of Vanuatu judiciary, judicial autonomy, improved access to judicial services, access to justice
A bird that flies with two Wings: Kastom and State Justice Systems in Vanuatu 2007 Readers of the book will acquire a richer understanding of the options for how state and non-state justice systems can productively and counterproductively interact. It turns out that most citizens of Vanuatu find some things that they like about their state and their non-state justice systems, and some things they don't like about both. This is the empirical foundation for the imaginative theoretical and policy analytical work Miranda Forsyth tackles in exploring options for synthesis, for different kinds of checks and balances between state and non-state law. Miranda Forsyth Law--Vanuatu, Customary Law, Social Life and Customs, Politics and Government
Chief Justice's Speech: Court Opening 2006 This is Chief Justice Lunabek's 2006 Speech at the Official Opening of the Courts of Vanuatu Judiciary of Vanuatu judiciary, judicial autonomy, improved access to judicial services, access to justice
Government of Vanuatu- Priorities and Action Agenda 2006-2015 2006 This PAA is an integration and prioritisation of the action agendas contained in the ongoing program outlined in the 2003 PAA. This PAA builds on the MDG with the main agenda for actions being: growing a productive sector, especially agriculture and tourism, maintaining macroeconomic balance, raising public service performance, cutting costs associated with transport and utilities, and improving access to basic services such as health and education. Department of Economic and Sector Planning, Ministry of Finance and Economic Management Agriculture, tourism, macro economy, public service performance, improving access
Vanuatu Analysis of the 2006 Household Income and Expenditure Survey. Report on the Estimation of basic Needs Poverty Lines, and the Incidence and Characteristics of Poverty in Vanuatu. 2006 The report provides the estimates of national poverty lines. This paper also analyses the expenditure data to estimate the incidence of poverty through the use of food and basic needs poverty lines and comparing these with recorded levels of expenditure. It also provides a status, demographics and level of household access to basic services. Together with the poverty indicators these provide a good indication of which households are the most disadvantaged in Vanuatu, what common characteristics they might share and why they might be in this situation. Vanuatu National Statistics Office poverty, expenditure, household access to services
A Situation Analysis of Children, Women & Youth 2005 Report provides an update to the first report produced in 1998. It contains an analysis of the situation of children and women in Vanuatu to enable a better understanding of their needs. It is aimed at informing UNICEF's programming in Vanuatu. The Government of Vanuatu & UNICEF Pacific office children, youth, women, UNCRC
Beyond Case Law: Kastom and Courts in Vanuatu 2004 This article considers the relationship between customary law (kastom) and the official legal system in Vanuatu. It looks at the limitations of the reasons propounded for the lack of integration of customary law and the official legal system and argues that the integration should be a two-way process. Rather than merely analysing case law or legislation, the author argues that the reality behind this picture needs to be investigated and empirical research undertaken. Miranda Forsyth Custom, courts, legal system
Urban informal Settlements in Vanuatu: Challenge for Equitable Development 2002 Report was prepared to assist the GoV meet its goals for the Comprehensive Reform Program in respect to poverty and urban planning. The study assesses the extent of informal settlements and identifies ways to address social, planning and land issues affecting these settlements. Margaret Chung and David Hill. Report prepared for PIFS and UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia & the Pacific, Pacific Operation Centre Informal Settlements, Squatters, Urban, planning, land issues, urban development, poverty
A Brief History of Vanuatu Parliament   Provides a brief summary of the history of Vanuatu's Parliament   Parliament, Vanuatu History