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.

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Pacific Islands Renewable Energy Project

The international consultants visited the Solomon Islands from 23-29 January 2004. Information for the report was gathered both before and after the visit by the national consultant. The national coordinator provided considerable support and assistance throughout the mission.

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Solomon Islands Government National Energy Policy Framework

The National Energy Policy Framework sets out the Government's policies for the planning and management of the energy sector over the next 10 years.

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Wind Energy Opportunities in Pacific Island Countries

Factors Affecting Potential for Wind Projects In the PICs RE targets & regulations include cost of power, wind monitoring & assessments, grid integration, potential barriers, financing arrangements, and availability of funding.

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WBG Air Transport Annual Report 2014

It is with great pleasure that I present to you the 10th edition of the World Bank Group (WBG) Air Transport Annual Report.

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Power Benchmarking Case Stories

Since 2011 the Pacific Power Association (PPA), the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) have been working in partnership to support performance benchmarking exercises in the power utilities.

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Sustainable Maritime Transport in the Pacific Islands Region

This paper examines the use of sail assistance for shipping propulsion in Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs).

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Climatic and Human Influences on Groundwater in Low Atolls

The large hydraulic conductivities of the coral sands mean that large rainfalls and any surface contaminants are rapidly transported through the soil to groundwater, as shown here.

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The Case for: National Water and Sanitation Committee

Infant mortality rates in Kiribati due to water-borne diseases and lack of adequate hygiene are amongst the worst in the Pacific.

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Water Utility, Strategic Plan, 2013 - 2015

This strategic plan is designed to meet the requirements of the draft State Owned Enterprise Act. The Act will be placed before Parliament during December and is expected to become law in 2013.

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Water Utility, Short Term Recovery Action Plan

This summary identifies the short term actions required to assist the recovery of PUB. The actions have been developed with the management team of PUB and support the objectives of the PUB Business and Operational Plan. In this context short term means 6-9 months.

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ADB, Electricity and Water Safety Standards for the Nauru Utilities Corporation

As part of its corporatization strategy, the Nauru Utilities Authority (NUA) is undergoing structural changes to the way it is managed, governed and operated.

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Water Sector Improvement Program WSIP, Fiscal Analysis

The cost of providing water and sewerage services is approximately $2.8 million per year. Of this, $600,000 is collected in fees. The balance, $2.5 million (17% or domestic revenue) is met through the Government’s annual budget appropriation.

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Water and Sanitation Sector Road Map, Country Partnership Strategy 2009 - 2013

Despite some positive achievements in Palau’s development, government, business, culture and community life, the changes in institutions, laws and capacity in the infrastructure sector have been inadequate to serve the national strategy of reduced government subsidies

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PNG WASH Sector Brief

The new Medium Term Development Plan 2011 - 2015 outlines ambitious targets for sanitation and water supply coverage in both rural and urban areas, however, operational plans are yet to be developed and the absence of a specific national policy, strategy and investme

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Water Sector Improvement Program WSIP, Country Economic Indicators Palau Water & Sanitation PDF icon Download (33.82 KB)
National Water and Sanitation Implementation Plan

This integrated National Water and Sanitation (WATSAN) Sector Plan was developed by the Cabinet-appointed National Intersectoral Water Coordination Committee (NIWCC) which reports through Minister of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification to Cabinet

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Solomon Islands Water & Sanitation Policy

The Division of Water Resources of the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) is responsible for the overall management and regulation of the water resources of the Solomon Islands.

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Sustainable and Integrated Water and Sanitation Policy

The creation of the Sustainable Integrated Water and Sanitation Policy for Tuvalu is another milestone for the Government and the people of Tuvalu. The idea of a policy was initiated as a component of International Waters Program (IWP) in 2006.

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Tuvalu Rapid Drought Assessment

The three-member SPC Team from Suva would like to thank the Government of Tuvalu for their support and assistance to assist them in carrying out this assessment.   

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The Pacific Plan – For Strengthening Regional Cooperation and Integration

Leaders believe the Pacific region can, should and will be a region of peace, harmony, security and economic prosperity so that all of its people can lead-free and worthwhile lives.

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Infrastructure Maintenance in the Pacific - Summary Paper

Inadequate infrastructure maintenance has long been recognised as a challenge.

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Pacific Economic Survey 2008 - Connecting the region

Faster economic growth will help create employment, reduce poverty and provide resources to combat health and environmental threats.

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Pacific Regional Solid Waste Management Strategy 2010-2015

Since the publication of the first Pacific Regional Solid Waste Management Strategy in 2005, the region has made progress in the way it manages waste.

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Meeting the Sanitation and Water Challenge in South-East Asia and the Pacific

We, the 200 participants of the Sanitation and Water Conference Melbourne 2008, recognise a major international crisis. Thousands of children die from water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)-related diseases every day.

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Pacific Regional Transport Analysis Report

The Pacific Department proposes technical assistance (TA) funding support on a grant basis from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for a regional TA to conduct an analysis of regional and national operations in aviation, shipping, and road transport services.

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Potential for Renewable Energy to Promote Sustainable Development in Pacific Island Countries

Access to energy services has been identified as a necessary prerequisite for sustainable development, since it can lead to improvements in household health, education and income levels.

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Pacific Renewable Energy and Microfinance (PREM) Project - Possibilities in renewable energy lending for microfinance institutions in the Pacific

Pacific Island Countries (PICs) face an enormous challenge in supplying rural electricity. The conventional grid-system of supplying power is considered inappropriate for many areas due to the extreme isolation and low population.

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Best Practices Guide: Economic and Financial Evaluation of Renewable Energy Projects

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Center for Environment has designed the Best Practices Guide Series to provide technical information on the topics of energy efficiency and renewable energy and the environment to support internatio

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Pohnpei Port Scoping Study

The Pohnpei port scoping study is an extensive assessment of the current operations, management and need for infrastructure expansion at the sea port as conceptualised by the Pohnpei State Government and the Pohnpei Ports Authority (PPA).

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Honiara Port Scoping Study, Solomon Islands

This Scoping Study involved a business, operational and infrastructure assessment of the Port of Honiara in the Solomon Islands and its managing authority: The Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA).

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A Public Private Partnership Approach to Climate Finance

In June 2012, the Green Infrastructure Finance Framework Report1 was published to address the constraints in financing green infrastructure and to develop a new approach to accelerate investments in low-emission technologies.

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The Pacific Infrastructure Challenge: A review of obstacles opportunities for improving performance in the Pacific Islands

This discussion document is aimed at encouraging debate about the role infrastructure plays in growth and development in Pacific countries. It identifies opportunities and obstacles to improved infrastructure performance. 

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Improving the Delivery of Infrastructure Services in the Pacific

This report contains the findings, regional and national strategies, and recommendations that constitute the chief results of ADB’s regional technical assistance (RETA) project: Improving the Delivery of Infrastructure Services in the Pacific.

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Swimming Against The Tide? - An Assessment of the Private Sector in the Pacific

The views expressed in this book are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), its Board of Governors, or the governments they represent.

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Clear Investing in Sustainable Infrastructure - Improving Lives in Asia and the Pacific

Infrastructure—the word is most often used to describe large structures made of concrete and steel, such as power plants, roads, water supply systems, and, increasingly, information a

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Energy Outlook for Asia and the Pacific

This publication is an output of Energy Sector Strategy and Development 2007, a regional technical assistance grant of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

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Pacific Power Association - Benchmarking Report 2012

This is a publication of the Pacific Power Association. The 2012 Benchmarking Report presents the results of the second consecutive annual assessment of Pacific electricity utility performance.

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Tuvalu Infrastructure Strategy and Investment Plan 2012

This report was prepared by Andrew McIntyre, Brian Bell, and Solofa Uota as individual consultants under the guidance and with support of the Pacific Infrastructure Advisory Centre (PIAC) in Sydney, Australia.

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Energy Efficiency for Water Utilities

The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) is a global knowledge and technical assistance program administered by the World Bank.

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Groundwater Management - Presentation

Groundwater is of major importance for potable water supply in both urban and rural areas of the developing world, and also provides the water resource for much agricultural irrigation and industrial production.

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Vanuatu Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Sector Brief

Water and sanitation, particularly for rural areas, have been absent from high level planning in Vanuatu for some time. Sanitation especially has particularly been neglected.

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Tuvalu Sustainable and Integrated Water and Sanitation Policy

The creation of the Sustainable Integrated Water and Sanitation Policy for Tuvalu is another milestone for the Government and the people of Tuvalu. The idea of a policy was initiated as a component of International Waters Program (IWP) in 2006.

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Samoa WASH Sector Brief

Under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Samoa’s targets for improved water and sanitation service coverage are 94% and 100% respectively.

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Water Supply and Sanitation in Papua New Guinea, Turning Finance into Services for the Future

This report is the product of extensive collaboration and information sharing between many government agencies, and Papua New Guinea organizations.

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National Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Implementation Plan

Water, sanitation and hygiene are vital to current survival and future development in Nauru. The issues outlined in Section 10 are complex and varied and involve much more than just infrastructure.

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SOPAC National Integrated Water Resource Management Diagnostic Report

Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) offers a systematic approach to address the sustainable development, allocation and monitoring of water resources for Pacific island Countries (PICs).

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Water Mission Report, EU-SOPAC

During October – November 2006, a four-week period of duty travel covering the North and Central Pacific nations was undertaken to refine and rationalise the EDF9 work plans pertaining to the in-country KRA2 (Water) tasks and enhance the available synergies and suppor

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Groundwater Survey Pacific

Information used to improve understanding, access, supply and protection of freshwater resources in Nauru

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Kiribati and Environmental Perfect Storm Kiribati Other PDF icon Download (2.88 MB)
Bonriki Reserve Management, Report on the Protection and Management of Water Reserves

The Water Master Plan for Tarawa, being conducted for the Kiribati Adaptation Project Implementation on of existing water source government Committee for the Management of Water Reserves in Bonriki and Buota was seton as rental to landowners at Bonriki and that includ

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Development of National Water Resources Policy and Implementation Plans for the Kiribati Adaptation Program

The Pacific small island nation of Kiribati has water resource problems amongst the most challenging in the world: rapidly growing population; urbanisation; high infant death rates due to water bornediseases; limited freshwater supplies; restricted resources and capac

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Increased flushing of Tarawa Lagoon

This report has been prepared for the International Development Group (IDG) of the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Surveilance of Drinking Water Quality in the Pacific Islands

Kiribati consists of three main island groups scattered over three million km2 of sea in the Central Pacific, between 4°N and 3°S, and 172° E to 157° W. The total land area is 810.8 km2, divided into 33 low-lying coral islands, 10 of which are coral atolls. 

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Tarawa Water Master Plan 2010 - 20130

The Tarawa Water Master Plan (TWMP) is a response to widespread public concerns over freshwater, voiced during wide spread public consultations conducted during the National Adaptation Program of Action, Kiribati Adaptation Project Phase I (KAP I).

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Tarawa Water Master Plan

The scope of this Technical Assistance activity is to produce a Water Master Plan for water development, management, protection and monitoring in Tarawa taking account of all available water resources (primarily groundwater and rainwater) and possible additional sourc

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South Tarawa Desalination Feasibility Study, Executive Summary

The Tarawa Water and Sanitation Roadmap 2011-2030 [the Roadmap] prepared under TA 7359-KIR involved an assessment of population growth, land use planning and urban development, and the mapping of the urban groundwater lenses on South Tarawa with the estimation of thei

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Proceedings of the Pacific Regional Consultation on Water in Small Island Countries

The Cook Islands comprises 15 islands of which 12 are inhabited. The total land area is 240 square kilometers dispersed over an exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of 1.8 million square kilometers in the Southern Pacific Ocean. 

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Water Partnership Technical Workshop

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Planning (MOIP) and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management (MFEM) are jointly developing a partnership for the water sector in the Cook Islands.

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Digital Islands: How the Pacific ICT Revolution is Transforming the Region

The Pacific Islands region is in the midst of an information and communications technology (ICT) revolution that could have major implications, particularly for democratic governance and the region’s development.

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Supporting the Samoa SchoolNet and Community Access Pilot Project

1. This presents the Final Report for the Asian Development Bank (ADB) TA 4305-SAM - Supporting the Samoa SchoolNet and Community Access Pilot Project (the TA). The three key outputs for the TA are as follows: 

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Increased flushing of Tarawa Lagoon: The potential for improving public and lagoon ecosystem health outcomes

This report has been prepared for the International Development Group (IDG) of the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Pacific Infrastructure Performance Indicators 2011

The key long-term goal of the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF) is to achieve increased quality and quantity of infrastructure for all people in Pacific Island Countries (PICs)i .

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Solid Waste Management in Pacific Island Countries: Current Progress and Future Needs,

Solid waste has been recognised as a problem for the Pacific Islands for many decades but it is only in the last ~10 years that significantprogress has been made in addressing the issue

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An Economic Assessment of Renewable Energy Options for Rural Electrification in Pacific Island Countries

There is an important and growing economic role for renewable energy systems within the energy sector. This is demonstrated by the fact that over the past few years, the use of renewable energy technologies has expanded rapidly.

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Power Benchmakring Manual 2012

This Manual is a joint publication of the Pacific Power Association (PPA) and the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF).

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Identifying the Best Practices in Expanding ICT Access in Asia and the Pacific

During the past decade, Asia and the Pacific region has experienced continuous Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure developments.

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Water Security & Vulnerability to Climate Change and Other Impacts in Pacific Island Countries and East Timor

This report has been prepared for the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency as part of the Pacific Adaptation Strategy Assistance Program (PASAP).

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Addressing the Water-Energy Nexus - Executive Summary

In simple terms, every drop of water saved in the U.S. saves energy, and every unit of energy saved saves water. That overlap has come to be known as the “energy-water nexus.”

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IWRM Plan Brief Description

This paper suggests a framework and a process for preparation of national IWRM and water efficiency plans (IWRM Plans) by 20051 .

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Overview of Tuvalu's Current Freshwater Reserves Tuvalu Water & Sanitation PDF icon Download (58.71 KB)