The Asian Development Bank (ADB) assisted the Government of Tuvalu with project readiness financing for the proposed Funafuti Water and Sanitation Project. The project readiness financing would support the government in designing a new institutional framework to create an enabling environment for the ensuring project aligned with Tuvalu's national strategies and goals.
DHInfrastructure designed the institutional arrangements, including the legislative reforms necessary to establish a Centralized Water Authority (CWA). We reviewed relevant laws, regulations, statutes, and licenses pertaining to regulation, policy making, operations of water, sewerage, and sanitation in Tuvalu, as well as the institutional capacity and framework for appropriate governance and accountability. Then, we recommended strategies for improvement in operations and management frameworks and financing strategies presented in a final report.