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LESSONS:

Pacific Region: Establishment of the Pacific Aviation Safety Office Project

sector: Transport | country: | region: Pacific Islands

The project completion report (PCR) drew out valuable lessons from project experience. The most important lesson pertained to issues that needed to be resolved, if possible, before launching multicountry agencies that provide services to all the countries in a region. These included the importance of obtaining long-term funding, and capacity building especially in terms of developing regional expertise in the use of best-practice systems. The PCR also highlighted the need for strong management and strategic thinking when it comes to building a sound and viable institution. This validation suggests the need for extra effort focused on project preparation, especially in conducting sufficient assessment of the prospects for strategy and policy harmonization in areas that could potentially gain from collective action and regional cooperation.

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