Component 3: Effective agency and sector engagement, performance and accountability

Led by the Component 3 Manager, Component 3’s end-of-program outcome is that predictable multi-year government funding streams for transport asset maintenance are received, and that policy conflicts are resolved through enhanced engagement, agency performance and analysis. Component 3 leads the strategic planning, design and implementation of performance management systems across the program. TSSP activities in Component 3 support leadership development, change management and high levels of performance through building capacity and supporting improved coordination between transport sector government agencies.

A high priority for Component 3 is progressing Agency Capacity Diagnostics (ACDs) with key sector agencies. These diagnostics are undertaken by independent consultants and provide the agency management with objective assessments of capacity, including through the identification of existing strengths and skills gaps. The diagnostics also provide recommendations for addressing agency needs.  TSSP then works closely with the Australian High Commission and  agency heads to  develop programs of structured capacity support to improve performance and address identified priority capacity gaps.  This is formalised through  Agency Support Arrangements (ASAs) which detail the multi-year frameworks for funded activities to bridge some of the gaps highlighted by the diagnostics.

The first ASA was signed with PNG’s Air Services Limited (PNGASL) in 2013. The PNGASL CEO, Captain Ted Pakii, is pleased with progress of the support so far.

“We are confident that when these projects are completed, we will have one of the most modern air traffic management systems and facilities in the Asia-Pacific region. We will deliver a service that is of the highest quality to the aviation industry, meeting global standards.”

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