PRIF helps meet Pacific Infrastructure Challenges by improving the quality and coverage of infrastructure
Meet Infrastructure Demands
To help Pacific member countries meet infrastructure needs – Pacific countries have relatively low levels of electrification, paved roads, airports, telecommunications and port facilities. There is also a lack of adequate maintenance of existing infrastructure. PRIF works with member countries to identify priority national economic infrastructure plans for government and donor financing and support sustainable infrastructure management.
Encourage Adequate Investment
Facilities coordination among donors as well as with Pacific countries and key stakeholders
To encourage adequate investment – Pacific countries rely on donor support and PRIF facilitates donor partner coordination and links with member countries to finance priority infrastructure projects and provide other support. PRIF also helps identify opportunities for private sector participation.
Enhance Government Capacity
Identifies gaps and help build capacity in infrastructure planning and management
To enhance government capacity – Policy, institutional, regulatory, planning and management capacity issues in the Pacific negatively effects infrastructure development and management and in turn the performance and sustainability of investment. PRIF provides member country support to build capacity in infrastructure planning and management. It helps identify capacity gaps and key infrastructure issues with data and comparative analysis.
Address Specific Infrastructure Issues
Helps find best practice/technology solutions to infrastructure issues and act as a knowledge hub
To address Pacific infrastructure issues – Remoteness, small size, climate vulnerability and other issues often present unique challenges for infrastructure development and management in the Pacific. PRIF through technical assistance helps find best practice and technological solutions to common infrastructure issues and acts as a knowledge hub.