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.


Infrastructure resilience and building standards in Pacific island countries

Infrastructure resilience and building standards in Pacific island countries

Developing a regional approach

PRIF is supporting a regional diagnostic study of constraints in the application of building codes and standards in the Pacific.

• A regional and coordinated approach is proposed to raise awareness on the importance of building standards as well as a road map for strengthening capacity of government agencies.

• Building standards complement donor support to ‘build-back-better’ and other initiatives.


Strategic Review of the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF) 2019

This strategic review report, prepared by James Adams, assesses the development impact and effectiveness of the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF) and provides suggestions on potential future directions of this organisation. This work was carried out by consulting with PRIF Members and other stakeholders on a range of key strategic issues.  Consolidated into its present organizational arrangements in 2013, PRIF has established a clear record of performance. Its membership has expanded and now almost all major donors to Pacific infrastructure are Members.

Regulating Plastics in Pacific Island Countries a guide for policymakers and legislative drafters

Next to climate change, plastics arguably represent the greatest environmental threat facing the planet today. In response, Pacific Island Countries (PICs) are working to become world leaders in the management and regulation of plastics in their region.
This guide contains the policy foundations and high-level policy settings for key areas of plastics regulation. Policymakers and legislative drafters in relevant PICs can use this guide to inform, develop and expand on laws to regulate the production, use, and disposal of plastics.

Pacific Regional Action Plan MARINE LITTER 2018-2025

This Action Plan sets out the policy context and key actions to minimize marine litter across the Pacific Island Countries and Territories. The scope of the Action Plan is intentionally focused on the Pacific Island Countries and Territories. It does not include mechanisms to drive change beyond the region’s capacity. The transboundary nature of marine litter brings to the fore that “waste is everyone’s problem and everyone’s responsibility”.