Regional Advisory Service (RAS)

Client: Australia Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade

Duration: 2014-2018

Region: Asia and the Pacific

Country: Regional

Solutions: Governance

The Regional Advisory Service (RAS), funded by Australia’s Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade and managed by DAI, provides expert advice on strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, audit and risk management, and governance to five regional organisations in the Pacific. These organisations draw on RAS experts for technical assistance in improving their organisational performance as well as for help in advancing the Framework for Pacific Regionalism. The service also supports Australia’s Pacific regional aid program with recommendations on strategy, programming, and quality assurance.

Sample Activities

  • Provide logistical support to nine technical experts in completing advisory assignments.
  • Support the University of the South Pacific in implementing its five-year strategic plan.
  • Contribute expertise as the Chair of the Pacific Community’s Risk and Audit Committee.
  • Provide strategic guidance to the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat on implementing the Framework for Pacific Regionalism.


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