ADB-Nauru Partnership Strategy

The country operations business plan, 2016-2018  for Nauru continues the strategic direction of ADB in the country in the areas of public sector management, energy, and transport. It is aligned with ADB’s Interim Pacific Approach, 2015, which extends the validity of Pacific Approach, 2010-2014; Nauru’s National Sustainable Development Strategy (NSDS), 2005-2025; and ADB’s Midterm Review of Strategy 2020.

The Pacific Approach acts as the country partnership strategy for Nauru. It includes a focus on strengthening public sector management, and identifies energy and transport as key sectors.

ADB is supporting the implementation of Nauru’s NSDS, 2005-2025. A key economic priority under the NSDS is to improve public sector management and the use of the country’s remaining scarce natural resources. The development of better utility services, including energy, and the provision of enhanced infrastructure services, are also priorities.

The Public Communications Policy (PCP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.

The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.

In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.