of Pacific Parliamentary Retreat Program
Originally envisaged as a discrete activity to encourage exchange of ideas and information between Pacific parliamentarians, the Pacific Parliamentary Retreat has grown in stature to become one of CDI's foremost annual events. To evaluate and further refine the methodology of the Retreat, CDI commissioned in late 2002 an evaluation of the Retreat process. The evaluation undertaken by Stefan Knollmayer of the National Centre for Development Studies (NCDS) was conducted from September to December in 2002. The review was based on a range of information including questionnaires and interviews with past participants and analysis of past evaluation forms. The Review found that responses to the Retreats had been very positive with suggestions for improvement centred on post-Retreat follow up activities.
|The Centre for Democratic Institutions (CDI) supports the efforts of democracies in the Asia-Pacific region to strengthen their political systems. It provides training, technical assistance and peer support for parliamentarians, political party organisers and emerging leaders in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific, with a particular focus on Indonesia, East Timor, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji. CDI sponsors research and publications on political change and democratic governance.
Established in 1998, CDI is funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID). The Centre is based in the Crawford School of Public Policy, part of the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra.