Right To Information Unit

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

2019 Citizens Budget

The Story Behind The 2019 Citizens Budget

The first ever Citizens Budget of Vanuatu was published in 2019, made possible through an effective between the Department of Finance, the Right To Information Unit, and Transparency International Vanuatu (TIV).

With the financial assistance provided by the UNPRAC/UNDP Office based in Fiji , Transparency International Vanuatu developed a survey to gather public understanding of the National Budget, and with the assistance of 20 youth from the Vanuatu National Youth Council over 500 survey's were completed within a month.

The concluding result of the survey identified that out of 500+ people that participated in the survey, only 5% of them were able to access, understand, and comprehend the National Budget with ease. The other 95% said that they; 

  • know nothing about the national budget;
  • they are cannot access the budget document;
  • they are unable to understand the vocabulary used in the budget document; and finally;
  • and about 2% claimed that they never knew that there was such a thing as a National Budget.

This information showed that there was more work to be done to allow people their right to know about the national budget, but in a simplified format - the Citizens Budget.

The 2019 Citizens Budget

Citizens Budget available for download;

Document Year File
Vanuatu Citizens Budget 2019 Download

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