Innovation Digest for Vanuatu

Impact stories, useful information, country data and more

Vanuatu 2018 SDG Index Country Profile

The 2018 SDG Index and Dashboards report presents a revised and updated assessment of countries’ distance to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Drones to Deliver Vaccines in Remote Areas of Vanuatu

The Vanuatu Government has become the first in the world to award through a competitive procurement process contracts to trial the use of drones to bring lifesaving vaccines to children living in remote rural islands.

Vanuatu Innovator Uses Bamboo to Improve Hygiene

Lack of running water is often the cause of severe malnutrition and other illnesses in rural communities across Pacific island countries. Tom Yakken, a village resident in Vanuatu, has developed a ‘tippy tap’ (a makeshift handwashing device) made from bamboo, which has led to a reduction in the use of plastic bottles and also an improvement in hygiene levels and health outcomes in the community.

Vanuatu’s National Sustainable Development Plan 2016 – 2030

The National Sustainable Development Plan 2016 – 2030 outlines Vanuatu’s vision to build a stable, sustainable and prosperous nation delivered through a set of 15 National Sustainable Development Goals. The 15 National SDGs strive to improve areas such as governance and public services, the protection and safeguarding of natural resources and income inequality.

Vanuatu Prioritises Renewables in National Energy Roadmap

Vanuatu’s National Energy Roadmap (NERM), aims to provide full access to sustainable and reliable renewable electricity in off-grid areas by 2030. This is in line with Vanuatu’s Strategic Tourism Action Plan which aims to promote rural electrification through renewable energy to support tourism investment.