The Ministry of Justice Justice, Policing and Community Services Sector Expertise on the rise⚖️ and Community Services continues to enhance its sector wide Monitoring and Evaluation Network through its Sector Capacity Development Program. This is an emerging and important field of expertise needed for government accountability and reporting and for greater understanding and practice of monitoring and evaluation of policies, plans, programs, strategies.

(On 29 June) the Policing, Justice and Community Services Sector conducted its Network meeting to share their M&E knowledge and practice and to welcome new members into the Network. A long-time MJCS M&E practitioner for the sector chaired the gathering and encouraged the sector M&E colleagues to continue advancing the strong foundation and M&E resources co-built over the years with the Vanuatu-Australia Policing and Justice Program.

The workshop was an opportunity to identify immediate and long-term capability needs to meet reporting requirements and was complimented by a baseline survey completed by the participants before the workshop.

The storian session encouraged honest and open discussion about challenges and celebrated achievements through the M&E Network. The storian was also an opportunity to action point next steps and generated some thinking around a broader sector M&E capability approach.

Participants represented at the M&E Network meeting included Vanuatu Police Force, Custom Land Management Office, Office of the Attorney General, Vanuatu Law Reform Commission, Office of the Public Prosecutor, Office of the Public Solicitor, Ombudsman Office, MJCS Child Desk, Judiciary/Courts, MJCS CSU, Vanuatu Kaljoral Senta, Malvatumauri Council of Chiefs, Vanuatu National Archives, Department of Women's Affairs.