Glossary of terms

Country-led development
Refers to the goal of development partners to work closely with partner countries so that there is shared ownership over strategies and joint responsibility for reducing poverty and delivering sustainable development.
Infrastructure
For the purposes of PRIF, infrastructure refers broadly to economic infrastructure covering the following sub-sectors: energy, telecommunications, transport, waste management, and water and sanitation.
PRIF partners
These are the development agencies who are currently partnered under PRIF. The current PRIF partners are the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Australian Government Aid Program (AusAID), the European Commission and European Investment Bank (EC/EIB), the New Zealand Government via the New Zealand Aid Programme (NZMFAT), and the World Bank Group (WBG).
Partner countries
Those countries which are eligible for PRIF assistance. These countries are currently: the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. 
Sector-based approaches
In the past, projects have typically focused on new infrastructure rather than the long-term challenges of maintaining and managing infrastructure across the whole sector. PRIF will address both new investments and maintenance needs through assistance for long-term planning and budgeting that considers the impact of ongoing recurrent costs.