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Pacific Choice: A New Vision for the Health Sector in Tonga

dc.contributor.authorKaveinga Tu’itahi
dc.description.abstract"Problems facing Tonga’s health care system intensified in the 1990s leading eventually to a decision by the government to address the ”core problem” - the Ministry of Health’s planning, management, and coordination capacity. This case explores how attempts to enhance MoH’s organizational capacity, and improve its organizational culture, were aided by: consistent and strategic leadership and political support, participatory approaches, a clear sense of the capacity challenges, and the facilitative role played by AusAID. The paper describes it as a process of “developing Tongan solutions to Tongan problems”. This sub-series is published by the Asian Development Bank to provide the governments of its Pacific developing member countries (PDMCs) with analyses and insights on key issues and lessons learned with respect to capacity development. Cases studied highlight a range of experiences throughout the region by sector, theme and source of external support, revealing approaches to capacity development that work best and the conditions that have been conducive to their success. They also explore the unique challenges faced by PDMCs in addressing capacity constraints as well as some of the opportunities facing governments and the people in the Pacific islands. Among other things, the case studies underline the importance of PDMC leadership, engagement of local partners, strategic attention to long-term capacity issues and effective use of external resources. It is our hope that the findings in these reports will help to guide future capacity building efforts in the Pacific."
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.titlePacific Choice: A New Vision for the Health Sector in Tonga
dc.subject.expertAid And Development
dc.subject.expertAsian Development Bank
dc.subject.expertComprehensive Development Framework
dc.subject.expertDevelopment Cooperation
dc.subject.expertDevelopment Management
dc.subject.expertDevelopment Planning
dc.subject.expertDevelopment Strategies
dc.subject.adbRural planning
dc.subject.adbAid coordination
dc.subject.adbIndustrial projects
dc.subject.adbInfrastructure projects
dc.subject.adbNatural resources policy
dc.subject.adbEducational development
dc.subject.naturalCommunication in rural development
dc.subject.naturalCommunication in community development
dc.subject.naturalEconomic development projects
dc.subject.naturalDevelopment banks
dc.subject.naturalEconomic forecasting
dc.subject.naturalEnvironmental auditing
dc.subject.naturalCumulative effects assessment
dc.subject.naturalHuman rights and globalization
dc.title.seriesCapacity Development Series
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.themeLabor Migration
oar.adminregionPacific Region
oar.authorTu’itahi, Kaveinga

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