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Review of the Pacific Police Development Program

Client: Australian Federal Police - International Development Group
Police training
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In 2014, Sustineo reviewed the progress made by the Pacific Police Development Program-Regional (PPDP-R) since 2008 with reference to key issues around the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and monitoring and evaluation procedures of the program. Sustineo produced a systematic evaluation of the PPDP-R performance against the criteria specified by the AFP-IDG. Our final report highlighted that while the program was held in high regard, it was not well known. Our report also revealed a need for greater coordination between the internal management and M&E procedures of the PPDP-R, the wider AFP and the Attorney General’s Office. Sustineo provided recommendations for program improvements for the remaining period of the current PPDPR phase to address these issues.

Sustineo’s expertise in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) was key to the completion of this project. Sustineo’s evaluation approach focused on genuine engagement with stakeholders at all levels. Our depth of experience in qualitative research allowed us to capture a full range of different stakeholder perceptions of the program while our strong background working in the Pacific allowed us to effectively synthesise wider regional perspectives on the PPDP-R. We worked closely with the AFP-IDG throughout the project to ensure that the final report exactly met their needs.