Pacific Resource Infrastructure Facility (PRIF)

Established in 2008 to provide technical assistance, research and knowledge products on key infrastructure issues to Pacific island countries

and as a coordination facility for the principal development partners in the region.


Nauru Integrated Infrastructure Strategic Plan (NIISP)

The Nauru Integrated Infrastructure Strategic Plan (NIISP) sets the direction for infrastructure investments and management in Nauru in the next five to ten years.  It integrates capital planning into the broader asset management framework to ensure that existing infrastructure is restored and adequately maintained, and that new infrastructure is built to service the infrastructure demands and development needs and objectives of the Government of Nauru.  Appendices of the report can be obtained at

Nauru Infrastructure Review

This 2018 report is an end-of-term review of the DFAT-funded Nauru Infrastructure and Services investment to support DFAT’s improved performance and strategic planning of the infrastructure sector within the Nauru Aid Program, and help guide future programming decisions. The review was limited to investments since 2014. Infrastructure plays a key role in underpinning development in the economic and social sectors of Nauru.

NAURU Economic Infrastructure Strategy and Investment Plan - 2011

In the decade to 2005, financial mismanagement and government missteps caused Nauru incomes and living standards to plunge. In 2005, Nauru embarked on a program of change, including the development of a 20 year National Sustainable Development Strategy (NSDS).  The NSDS and its 2009 update, aim for Nauru to achieve growth by building on economic infrastructure and advancing structural reforms.

National Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Implementation Plan

Water, sanitation and hygiene are vital to current survival and future development in Nauru. The issues outlined in Section 10 are complex and varied and involve much more than just infrastructure. The processes used to develop Nauru’s National Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Policy and this Implementation Plan revealed a large number of major challenges that must be addressed. The tasks required are numerous and cut across administrative jurisdictions.

SOPAC National Integrated Water Resource Management Diagnostic Report

Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) offers a systematic approach to address the sustainable development, allocation and monitoring of water resources for Pacific island Countries (PICs). The key concept of IWRM is that it provides a framework to integrate societal, economic and environmental considerations in water resource management. It recognises that all water use is interdependent and therefore should be managed in an integrated manner.

Groundwater Survey Pacific

Information used to improve understanding, access, supply and protection of freshwater resources in Nauru

  • Where wells are located and how they are constructed
  • What they are used for and the reliance placed upon them.
  • Baseline well water quality.
  • Assess risk to wells from contamination – sanitary survey.
  • Develop GIS database for use in future water resource management and assessment