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$6 million in ... Read More
|Type or Modality of Assistance||
|Financing||Public sector (Sovereign)|
TA No. 7873
|Approval Date||29 Sep 2011|
|ADB Financing ($ thousand)||200|
Water supply and other municipal infrastructure and services
Energy sector development and institutional reform
Urban water supply
Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
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