Right To Information Unit

To provide open, accountable and participatory government for all the people of Vanuatu.

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Summary: 2020 Annual Business Plan

There are 6 Objectives that are in the RTI Unit 2020 Annual Business Plan, they are;

Objective 1

To ensure that targeted, relevant, timely, and comprehensible information about public bodies is actively and increasingly made available in the public domain, in accessible formats for the use and information of the general public.

Objective 2

To ensure the protection, promotion and enforcement of the right to information for the people of Vanuatu by enacting a legally enforceable right to information, establishing a regime where maximum disclosure of information as a principle is observed, enabling the provision of timely and accurate information to all, and establishing a cohesive legislative and policy framework that facilitates the right to information.

Objective 3

  • To ensure the creation of an effective and improved system for the creation, management, storage, archiving and disposal of records held in any form by public bodies.
  • To ensure the continued training of public official and records officers in proper records management principles and techniques

Objective 4

To ensure that public sector officers are appropriately trained and provided with professional development opportunities in the value and application of RTI Law and proper records management procedures proper incentives are in place.

Objective 5

  • To review and evaluate the overall progress of implementation activities under the national implementation plan.
  • To review and evaluate the performance of public bodies in the discharge of their RTI obligations.
  • To distill best practices and promote their replications.
  • To identify areas for improvement.
  • To make recommendations for review and reform.

Objective 6

To ensure that the National ICT Policy and ICT infrastructure facilitate and support:

  • The proactive disclosure of information by public bodies through application and management of appropriate technologies.
  • The ability of public bodies to information requests through speedy intra-government communications.
  • The dissemination of information through electronic formats.
  • The digitizing of records; and
  • The information needs of the people of Vanuatu.

The 2020 RTI Annual Business Plan

Access to information in Vanuatu is easy and cheap.
You can just call, text, message any government agency to get the information you want.
Being well informed gives you the freedom to make decisions that will have an impact.
People trust a government that is open, transparent and accountable.
Anyone can request information, and you can request information from anywhere.
Fight Corruption
Right to information is a weapon against corruption.



The Right To Information Unit was established in 2015 under the Office of the Government's Chief Information Officer, the Unit was then transferred to the Department of Strategic Planning, Policy & Aid Coordination in 2016.

Currently, there are three officers that are serving in the RTI Unit, click HERE to learn more about these officers.

Make An Information Request

To make an information to any government agency please follow the instructions below;.

STEP 1: Download and fill in the request forms in the language of your choice from the links below;

English  French

STEP 2: CLICK HERE to identify the contact information of the government agency that you are requesting information from.

STEP 3: Send your request information to the government agency.  

STEP 4: CLICK HERE to learn how your request is being processed and when you will expect to receive a response from the agency.

English  Bislama