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.

Vanuatu Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Sector Brief

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Water and sanitation, particularly for rural areas, have been absent from high level planning in Vanuatu for some time. Sanitation especially has particularly been neglected.

Government agencies responsible for water supply planning and implementation face resource constraints in terms of both skilled staff and budget.

The sector depends on the timely adoption of the National Water Resource Strategy to give legal status to the country’s peak water body, encourage cross‐sectoral coordination and spur the formation of the Department of Water. Currently the sector is highly fragmented.