On the 5th of December 2022 to the 7th of December 2022, the “Governance Clinic for the Office of the Governor and Legislature” was held with the four participating States of Melekeok State, Sonsorol State, Ngeremlengui State, and Ngardmau State at the West Lebuu Street.

The Government of Palau strongly recognizes the need to strengthen institutional capacities and awareness within the Office of the Governor and Office of the Legislature at the State Government to ensure well informed decision making and for continuity of public service delivery reaches all levels of community, including during political transition.

The Governance Clinic for Office of the Governor and Legislature provides awareness and capacity support to the Office of the Governor and Office of the Legislature at the local level during the political transition aiming to promote understanding and adherence to both national & state institutional alignment in a phased approach with the National Government agencies operating at the core of planning, budgeting, public infrastructure, utilities, permitting bodies and agencies in implementation and monitoring of public service delivery.

This Clinic has five (5) key objectives; 1. The Clinic increase awareness of all elected members of the roles and duties prescribed in both National and State Constitutions to allow well informed decision making. 2. The Clinic provides awareness and capacity support to all State Legislature Members on their respective parliamentarian rules of procedures for conduct of official business.

3. This Clinic ensures continuity of public service delivery reaches all levels of the community by encouraging national & state operational alignment, awareness and understanding of the two

government systems and processes, especially at the core of policy, planning, budgeting, auditing, public infrastructure and other agencies operating in core of implementation and monitoring of

public service delivery. 4. The Clinic encourage greater access and participation, transparency and accountability from leaders, service providers and community in local decision making (including determining culturally appropriate ways for participation and dialogue). 5. The Clinic also encourage well informed decision making by promoting greater understanding of government systems and processes to allow dialogue and participation between the community, youth, and CBOs and leadership.

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