45048-001: Regulatory and Governance Reform for Improving Water and Electricity Supply in Nauru

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Environment is responsible for the regulation of the utilities sector, but it does not operate within a clear regulatory framework. This limits its ability to effectively perform its regulatory oversight role. For many years, electricity was free in Nauru. Metering was introduced in 2009 but electricity charges do not cover all the costs of running the utility. The utilities authority, for example, received a fuel subsidy of approximately A$6 million in ... Read More

Country Nauru
Project Number 45048-001
Type or Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Closed
Approval Number TA No. 7873
Approval Date 29 Sep 2011
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 200
Sector Energy
Water supply and other municipal infrastructure and services
Subsector Energy sector development and institutional reform
Urban water supply
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth (IEG)


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