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.

PRIF Coordination Office

Support for coordination efforts is provided by the PRIF Coordination Office (PCO), which is hosted by the Asian Development Bank’s Pacific Liaison Coordination Office in Sydney.

In addition to its primary coordination role, the PRIF Coordination Office has limited, dedicated resources to provide short-term technical assistance services in response to requests from Pacific Island Countries and PRIF partners, where these requests align with agreed PRIF work plan priorities.

The PCO strategic priorities and operational workplan is focused on three primary support services:

  • Helping Pacific countries to plan and maintain their infrastructure.
  • Assisting international donor agencies to channel their resources more effectively.
  • Conducting relevant research and providing technical asssitance to Pacific islands. 
  • Working with regional organisations for technical support and coordinated research.