Scheme to lift productivity of Vanuatu public servants

Vanuatu's Prime Minister says his government is committed to fully implementing a performance management system for the public service.

RNZ reports Charlot Salwai launched the programme in Port Vila on Tuesday in front of more than 500 public servants.

Mr Salwai said it was important to drive the performance of all public servants so they can improve their productivity and service delivery.

He said after 36 years of independence he was very happy to see the public service embrace innovative programmes to help achieve the government's priorities.

A study was carried out 12 months ago to isolate any barriers faced by public servants and the new performance management system aims to attack these barriers.