Australia and Nauru agreed on a Partnership for Development in August 2009 aimed at raising the standard of living for the people of Nauru and achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Under the Partnership, Australia’s aid to Nauru focuses on the priority areas of education, health, infrastructure, public sector management and building the private sector.
Australia has invested $91.1 million on Nauru in the previous three years. Some of the key results include:
- child vaccination programs reaching 95 per cent coverage for key vaccines, including measles, hepatitis B, polio, diphtheria and tetanus
- enrolment rates for both primary and secondary school children increasing to almost 100 per cent.
More results can be viewed under the ‘See our results’ tab above.
Australia expects to provide $29.9 million to Nauru in 2013–14. We will:
- support a school feeding program by providing regular nutritious meals to around 1,500 primary school students
- provide funding to assist Nauru to purchase pharmaceuticals and other medical supplies
- provide ongoing support for teacher training, aiming to increase the number of teachers with either diploma or degree level qualifications to more than 93 per cent
- provide skilled personnel in key management roles in the public sector, helping to improve the management of national finances, strengthen Nauru’s health and education systems and provide more reliable power and water services for the entire community.
More expected outcomes can be viewed under the ‘See our results’ tab above.