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The new Public Administration Sector Plan 2020/2021 – 2024/2025 is ready to be launched.

The development of the new Plan was premised on a review of the State of the Service, as well as an independent assessment of the previous PASP which ended in 2018.

The Sector hopes that in the long run, it would have achieved “A trusted, citizen-focused public administration”. It envisages that by the end of another sector planning period, the following would have been realized:

1. Better Public Services
2. Better Public Policies
3. Skilled Workforce

Similarly, with the previous PASP, the new Plan continues to focus on strengthening service delivery across government. The aim is to ensure that all public servants clearly understand and appreciate their role in supporting our citizens and the business community, minimizing bureaucratic red lines to facilitate the needs of our people.

The Plan includes more than 50 activities to be implemented jointly by the Ministry of the Prime Minister & Cabinet, Public Service Commission, Ministry of Women & Social Development, Ministry of Finance, Ministry for Public Enterprise, Ministry of Education, Sports & Culture, National University of Samoa, Ministry of Communications & Technology, Samoa Bureau of Statistics, Samoa Chamber of Commerce & the Samoa Umbrella of Non-Government Organizations.

The Sector had planned to launch the new Plan by early April. However, in light of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, and the subsequent Orders of State of Emergency, the launch has since been cancelled. However, the implementation of the activities as identified in the plan will still go ahead as planned come July 2020.

The Public Service Commission through its PASCD would like to extend its sincere gratitude to all stakeholders involved in this work, from government, development partners, the private sector and community representatives. In particular, we thank the Samoa Governance Support Program financed by the Government of Australia, and the United States Agency for International Development, for the technical assistance provided for this work.
A copy of the new PASP will be made available online by June 30th, at the following website address – www.psc.gov.ws Should you have any queries regarding the new PASP, please do not hesitate to contact the Public Administration Sector Coordination Division at the following email – pasc@psc.gov.ws