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.

What we do

PRIF seeks to deliver:

  • Coordinated support - PRIF brings together support from multiple development agencies to make assistance go further and make a bigger difference.
  • Improved prioritisation – based on the national strategies of Pacific Island Countries and sector planning policies.
  • Better policy frameworks - ensuring that infrastructure investments are efficient, effective and affordable.
  • Sustainable and resilient infrastructure – ensuring effective maintenance of infrastructure and appropriate design responses to natural disasters and climate change impacts;
  • Improved capacity of Pacific Island Countries to plan, develop, manage and maintain their infrastructure.

PRIF provides an institutional and procedural framework to enable its Members to improve development effectiveness and donor coordination in the Pacific aligned with the Cairns Compact on Strengthening Development Coordination in the Pacific 2009 (Forum Compact), the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness 2005 and the Accra Agenda for Action 2008.

It is recognised that PRIF is distinguished from other coordination mechanisms because it has dedicated resources for a Coordination Office, a Technical Assistance and research fund, to help promote coordination. This collaborative approach enables PRIF Members to better address the economic infrastructure needs of Pacific Island Countries. Improving infrastructure is also key to achieving theSustainable Development Goals in the Pacific.