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Forum leaders hear frank assessment of RAMSI decade

Forum leaders hear frank assessment of RAMSI decade

Updated 31 July 2014, 17:52 AEST

A new report on the decade-long Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands says Pacific Island Forum representatives were largely shut out of oversight bodies and much of the 2.6 billion dollar price tag was spent on Australian staff.

The report was prepared by an independent review team commissioned by Solomon Islands Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo and the Pacific Islands Forum, and was presented to Pacific leaders at their summit retreat in Palau.

The review team included former Fiji President Ratu Jone Mandrawiwi and Papua New Guinea scholar Dr Henry Okole.

It was chaired by Professor Jon Fraenkel from Victoria University in New Zealand.

Professor Fraenkel explained its findings to Jemima Garrett.

Presenter: Jemima Garrett

Speaker: Professor Jon Fraenkel, Victoria University

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