Pacific Island Countries participated in a Regional Workshop in Nadi, Fiji on 4, 5 and 7 April 2008 to consider progress in the implementation of the Pacific Aid Effectiveness Principles and preparations for the Accra High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness.

In the meeting's "Outcomes Document," statistical capacity building is referenced as an important area for improvement: "Countries particularly need to develop their monitoring, evaluation and statistical capability in order to take ownership of results monitoring and to support evidence based policy and planning. There is particular concern that there be more focus on establishing baseline data, and some process for objective verification of results."

Outcomes Document - Pacific Regional Workshop on Aid Effectiveness