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Stepping-up in Tuvalu

Australia has had a longstanding, relationship with Tuvalu since its independence in 1978, based on shared development and security goals.

Former Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Senator the Hon Marise Payne opens Australia's new High Commission in Tuvalu on 6 February 2019. Photo: @MarisePayne Twitter

Australia is the largest bilateral aid donor to Tuvalu and is committed to supporting Tuvalu in its preparedness and response to COVID-19, as well as strengthening Tuvalu's economic and environmental resilience.

Improving education and human resources in Tuvalu

Australia is supporting education, skills development and employment experience opportunities for the people of Tuvalu and is investing in strengthening the country's human capital.

Photo of big white cyclone resistant building.
Australia is committed to building climate resilient infrastructure. These classrooms have been constructed to withstand strong cyclones. Australia has a strong partnership with Tuvalu, and education is one of our joint priority areas for development support. Photo: DFAT.

Supporting climate and environmental resilience

Australia is providing aid assistance and working with the Government of Tuvalu to build resilience to climate change, strengthen responses to natural disasters and improve risk management systems.

View from the Tuvaluan shoreline. As a low-lying Pacific island nation, Tuvalu is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Photo: DFAT

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Governance and fiscal resilience

Australia is assisting Tuvalu to improve governance and fiscal resilience, working with the Government of Tuvalu to build budget capacity and sustainable public finances through the Good Governance and Economic Growth Initiative.

The Right Honourable Dr Sir Tomasi Puapua Convention Centre. Photo: DFAT

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