The Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF) aims to support Pacific Island Countries (PICs) in infrastructure development through research, technical assistance, and coordination between donor agencies, development partners and PIC governments. The Pacific Infrastructure Performance Indicators (‘PIPIs’) 2016 presents the most recent data for 65 individual performance indicators as well as some comparative analysis over two points in time (i.e. 2010/11 and 2014/15) in order to facilitate monitoring of trends in the sectors included in the report.
Key sectoral findings are summarized in each section and analysis is provided on the data presented against each indicator’s trend graph or table.
In 2011, data gaps and limitations were identified which are addressed as much as possible in the current round. A new feature of the current PIPIs is it was developed as a partnership between PRIF and three regional organisations – the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), the Pacific ICT Regulatory Resource Centre (PiRRC) and the Pacific Community (SPC) - resulting in improved data collection process and enabled production of a single data set to be held on behalf of the agencies by SPC. The year of the data is shown in each data set and varies according to what the latest available data was at the time of the collation exercise.
The purpose of the PIPs is to:
· measure infrastructure performance in the Pacific and provide updated data to stakeholders, and
· develop a successful partnership approach between the PCO, PIFS, PiRRC and SPC.
The report covers five economic infrastructure sectors:
· information and communications technology (ICT)
· solid waste (as part of urban development)
· transport (including aviation, maritime and road sub-sectors)
· water and sanitation (WSS).
The performance in these sectors was measured through five ‘markers’ i.e. access, quality, efficiency, affordability and safety (though safety does not apply to all of them).
The 14 countries included in the data collection are:
· Cook Islands
· Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)
· Papua New Guinea (PNG)
· Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI)
· Solomon Islands