The Evaluation of the Vanuatu Correctional Services Project was commissioned by the three key partners involved in the Project: the Government of Vanuatu (VanGov), the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affaires and Trade (MFAT) (NZAID Programme), and the Department of Corrections (NZ). The purpose of the study was to determine the extent to which achievement reached expectations, and to inform future implementation to maximise development outcomes.
The objectives identified for the Evaluation were:
i. To establish the relevance of the Project to achieving effective development results in good governance and public sector reform in Vanuatu.
ii. To determine the effectiveness of the VCSP, including in strengthening Dipatmen Blong Koreksonal Sevis (DBKS) institutional capacity. iii. To determine the ability of DBKS to continue operating effectively to sustain reforms after NZ support ends.
iv. To establish value for money.