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Nauru Investment and Services Partnership Investment Review and Management Response

Summary of publication

This document details the October 2018 strategic end of term review of the Nauru Investment and Services Partnership Investment.

The Partnership, which has run since 2009 has seen total investment of over $80 million across 10 years under the Australian bilateral program. The review, which covers the period from 2014 to 2018, assesses the investment funding of approximately $43.8 million ranging from between $7 - 10.5 million per financial year.

During the review period, DFAT has supported the Government of Nauru to provide essential infrastructure and services, such as power and water, and to help the Government reform its utilities sector through technical support to the Nauru Utilities Corporation (NUC).

DFAT has also helped procure two new 2.8MW diesel generators in collaboration with ADB and the EU. DFAT has contributed to education infrastructure through the construction of the Nauru Learning Village, the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) centre (phase 2) and University of the South Pacific (USP) campus (phase 3).

Further, DFAT has supported a household water tanks project, a sports complex and has provided funding contributions to the ADB for the seaport redevelopment and institutional reform projects. Health infrastructure has included the redevelopment of the hospital (stages 1 and 2), wellness clinics, a review of the hospital masterplan and design of nurses' quarters.

DFAT has committed a further $12 million for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 financial years for the redevelopment of Nauru's seaport and has allocated a further indicative amount of $300,000 per year to the continuation of the NUC CEO.

The review, conducted over the period March to June 2018, supports DFAT's improved performance and strategic planning in the infrastructure sector, under the wider Nauru Aid program.

The DFAT management response to the report findings is also available below.

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Last Updated: 18 December 2018
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