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Reduce Poverty Now
The purpose of the work done by the Poverty Monitoring Unit is to increase the effectiveness of programmes that seek to address and reduce poverty. The Unit aims to ensure that the implementers of pro-poor and anti-poverty programmes adjust and revise their policies and implementation policies and processes to improve performance. The Unit exists to facilitate and enable increased civil society and beneficiary participation in poverty reduction programmes, in order to improve their performance and enhance their effectiveness
Mission: It is a unit within the Office of the Prime Minister with its core function as described in the 2001 Cabinet Memorandum motivating for its creation were to: (a) Plan and formulate, in collaboration with the national planning office and all sectoral ministries CSOs and the Private sector, an Integrated National Poverty Eradication Programme (INPEP); (b) Manage the timely implementation of the INPEP; (c) Monitor, evaluate and report on the progress and impact of the INPEP; (d) Carry out and coordinate research to develop effective poverty eradication strategies, projects and initiatives; and (e) Analysis of social policies.
A quote for the ages 💯
Team from the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation seen here as part of the Government delegation on a clean up campaign at Nauluvatu Settlement.
Farewell Mr. Yadraca.
Ministry bids farewell to long serving employee:
Today the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation bid farewell to one of our longest serving employees Mr. Elani Yadraca who has worked in the civil service for over 32 years.
The Permanent Secretary of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Ms Jennifer Poole said it was important for the ministry to recognize the excellent work that our frontline staff are providing.
“Today is a milestone as we honour and recognize the contribution of Mr. Elani to the ministry, the civil service and the country as a whole. We wish him a restful retirement and thank him and his family for choosing the civil servics as a career and for sharing his time with us over the past three decades. We wish Elani Yadraca and his family all the best for the future,” she said.
PS Poole said working in the Ministry service requires dedication, humility and compassion and that is what Mr Elani demonstrated in his service to the Fijian Government. “Employees like you are the epitome of professionalism. Thank you for bringing your best to work every single day” .
PS Poole expressed gratitude to the ministry’s staff for laying this carpet of honour to Mr Elani and implored the retiree to become ambassador of the Ministry wherever he goes.
In his remarks, Mr Elani thanked the ministry for the support rendered to him during his time of service. He also encouraged the staff to be honest and respect the government of the day.
He thanked the executives and the rest of the officials in the ministry for the retirement celebration.
Mr Elani Yadraca joined the Cabinet Office in 1988 at the age of 23 years as a Driver. He was later promoted to drive for five consecutive Ministers for Women.
The Ministry would like to wish him a happy retirement.
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY FOR MR ELANI YADRACA
Ø 29th January, 1988
Joined the service as Driver - Cabinet Office – (2 years)
Ø 1991 - 1993
Posted as Driver to Governor General Secretariat, Government House - (2 years)
Ø 1994 - 1996
Posted as Driver to Minister Ilai Kuli - Ministry of Information and Television Unit - (2 years)
Ø 1997 – 1999
Posted to Ministry of Health and Social Welfare - Driver for Minister - Madam Seruwaia Hong Tiy
Ø 1999 – 2000
Driver for Minister for Women, Culture and Social Welfare – Madam Lavenia Padarath.
Driver for Minister for Women, Culture and Social Welfare – Ro Teimumu Kepa
Ø 2002 – 2006
Driver for Minister for Women and Social welfare - Adi Asenaca Caucau
Ø 2007 – 2009
Ø 2010 – 2014
Driver for Minister of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation - Dr. Jiko Luveni
Ø 2015 – 18th September, 2016
Driver for Director Social Welfare
Ø 19th September, 2016 – transferred to Corporate Services until his retirement
Ø Served in the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation for 23 years
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Briefing with the the Permenant Secretary for the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation - Ms. Jennifer Poole, on the Poverty Monitoring Units achievements for Quarter 1 to Quarter 3 for this fiscal year 2019/2020.
The Poverty Monitoring Unit recently monitored the Fresh Water Aquaculture - Small Scale Farmers Development Program under the Ministry of Fisheries, Fiji during this fiscal year - 2019/2020. Here is the story of a successful tilapia farmer Ms. Katarina Baleisuva.
A look back to some of the Poverty Monitoring Units activities carried out in the month of November for the fiscal year 2019/2020.
A look back at some of the Units work activities carried out in the month of October during this fiscal year 2019/2020.
Ministry of Women ,Children and Poverty Alleviation - Fiji
The Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation staff are taking preventative measures and responsibility towards the fight against COVID-19 as the staff participated in temperature checks and screening conducted by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services Mobile Fever Clinic in Suva, today.
The fight against the spread of COVID-19 in Fiji is a whole of nation approach and the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation is supporting the work carried out by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services.
For information regarding the mobile fever clinics can call Toll- Free Helpline 158 for all COVID-19 related queries and concerns.
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Highlights from the INPEP Survey currently being conducted in the Western Divison. There are currently two research teams who are in the Western Division monitoring the various Poverty Alleviation Programs of Government.
The Poverty Monitoring Unit recently conducted the INPEP Survey in the Northern Division covering the Province of Bua, Cakaudrove and Macuata from the 11th - 30th of November 2019. The team also conducted the Participatory Learning & Action Workshop for the Tikina of Namuka from the 21st - 22nd of November. Here are highlights from the survey and the workshop.
Consultations with the Ministry of I'Taukei Affairs at the Development Services Conferemce Room - (10/12/2019)
Hihlights from the 3rd Week of the NPEP Survey conducted in the Province of Macuata.
Day 2 of the Participatory Learning and Action Workshop held at Visoqo Village for the Tikina of Namuka. A total of 11 villages were present during the two day workshop. The Assistant Roko Tui for the Province of Macuata was present to officially close the two day workshop.
Selected pics from day one of the Participatory Learning and Action workshop conducted for the Tikina of Namuka at Visoqo Village which was opened by the Provincial Administrator Macuata on the 21st of November 2019.
Highlights from the INPEP Survey conducted for the province of Cakaudrove.
Two Research Teams are currently in the Northern Division conducting the Integrated National Poverty Eradication Program Survey. Here are some pics from the survey conducted in the Province of Bua.
Highlights from the recent Participatory Learning and Action Workshop conducted from the 29th -30th of October for the Tikina of Deuba in Sadro Village.
Final day of the Participatory Learning and Action workshop conducted at Sadro Village in the Tikina of Deuba. Present were the participants from Nasavu Village, Saniveiuto Village, Vunibau Village and Sadro Village.
Highlights from the Day 1 of the Participatory Learning and Action Workshop conducted at Sadro Village for the Tikina of Deuba in the Province of Serua. Present were the village reps from the four villages of Sadro, Saniveiuto, Vunibau and Nasavu.
In commemorating this International Day for the Eradication of Poverty we look at some of Governments Poverty Alleviation Programs that are assisting the individuals, groups and communities around Fiji. Here are a few Success Stories from the Island of Beqa, of some recipients of Governments Poverty Alleviation Programs that the Poverty Monitoring Unit is currently monitoring this fiscal year.
The 17th of October marks the 27th annual commemoration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Let us agree to "Act together to empower children, their families and communities to End Poverty."
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is both the starting and stabalizing force for inclusion and empowerment. The SDG's places "No Poverty" at the forefront and ties it to each of the other 16 goals with its promise to "Leave No One Behind".
As we approach October 17th - The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we take a look back at some the significant events that the Unit has done to commemorate the day. Here is a Newsletter from back in 2017 where the Unit commemorated the day by holding a 3 day Poverty Reduction Awareness at Naduri District School in Macuata.
During the teams recent trip to Beqa we had the priviledge to meet Mrs. Ateca Raisele. Here is her story.
The only way to do great work is to love what you do. The team seen here crossing the Navua River to get across to Nuku Village to interview beneficiaries.
Week 3 of the INPEP Survey carried out in the Central Division. The two Research teams worked around the Naitasiri, Tailevu and Rewa Provinces. Here are selected pics from the Survey.
The team continues with the INPEP Survey in the Central Division. Here are pics from the day in the upper reaches of Naitasiri.
The two Research Teams in the Unit sre currently into their second week of the INPEP Monitoring Survey in the Central Division. Here are selected pics from the survey conducted in the Provinces of Namosi, Serua and Naitasiri so far.
Highlights from the INPEP Survey conducted in the Province of Namosi during the past two days.
The PMU team is currently in the Central Division conducting the INPEP Survey Exercise in the provinces of Namosi, Serua, Rewa, Naitasiri and Tailevu in monitoring a total of 22 Poverty Alleviation Programs implemented by the various Ministries in Government. Here is a short highlight reel from a similiar exercise conducted in the Northern Division this time last year.
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The Head of the Catholic Church Of Fiji, Archbishop Peter Loy Chong has condemned men that use biblical texts to make women think and feel that they should b...
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FIJIAN MEAT WORKERS DEPART FOR AUSTRALIA
A group of 20 Fijians have successfully been recruited as meat workers and packers in Australia, under the Australia- Pacific Labour Scheme.
They depart Nadi today for three-year contracts, and were farewelled by Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations and Fiji Ministry of Youth and Sports Minister, Hon. Parveen Kumar Bala.
He said other sectors such as aged care, hospitality and agriculture are being explored for employment.
Fijians interested in the Scheme are advised to register their interest at National Employment Centre - Fiji offices.
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As we begin the New Fiscal Year of 2019/2020, we take a look back at some of the Success Stories documented by the Unit from the various Government Initiatives implemented across Fiji. Here is a short video of the Navatudua Women's Group from Raviravi Village in Macuata.
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The unit does not implement poverty programmes however its role and what it offers is confined to monitoring and evaluation and promotes learning and improvement by undertaking sustained and regular engagements with three key stakeholder groups: 1. The beneficiaries of the poverty-reduction programmes 2. The line departments and agencies implementing the programmes 3. Civil society organizations, academics and their institutions and other organized formations with an interest in the reduction of poverty. Based on these interactions and using knowledge gathered through reviews and analysis of quarterly performance reports provided by implementing Departments and Agencies, the PMU prepares and submits Policy Briefs to the Prime Minister which contain recommendations for his approval. These Briefs are the key mechanism available to the Unit for ensuring its suggestions for improvement are acted and the implementation of their recommendations is monitored by the Office and reported upon.
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