National Infrastructure Investment Plans (NIIPs) identify and consolidate a pipeline of infrastructure projects across all sectors into a single plan. Projects are prioritized based on their alignment with strategic objectives to provide a list of high-priority projects for development. The NIIP then sets an investment plan to align these projects with potential sources of funding before more detailed economic appraisals and business cases are developed to support budget request submissions.
The Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility has been helping Pacific Island Countries (PICs) strengthen their infrastructure planning frameworks since 2010. Over this time, 11 PICs have implemented NIIPs, with several entering their second and third iterations. The production of this Guideline to Preparing National Infrastructure Investment Plans is aimed at ensuring governments and their advisors have the tools and best practices to develop and maintain their infrastructure investment plans into the future.