In Nauru our focus is strengthening the justice system and creating an able workforce by investing in education and skills development.

 Graphic showing total aid for Nauru 2016-17

 Total aid to Nauru is made up of programme funding for activities specific to Nauru, as well as other funding which can include scholarships, regional initiatives, activities supported through the Partnerships Fund, and humanitarian response.



Bilateral aid funding for the Nauru justice sector programme has been temporarily put on hold while clarification is sought on rule of law issues on Nauru.   All other aid programmes are continuing.

What we're supporting

We're working closely with the Nauru Government and local agencies on several aid activities.

Priority Activities and outcomes

Law and justice
Strengthen law and justice systems in the Pacific  

Improving the justice system in Nauru through better resourcing, improving people’s access to law and justice, and strengthening skills and operations. We're helping to create a more efficient and effective justice system.  

Improve knowledge, skills and basic education


Lifting education achievement for school students through increasing the number of teachers, and improving access to quality primary and secondary school level education. This will ensure higher retention rates and achievement.

Improving access to good quality and relevant tertiary, technical and vocational education services.

Find out more about our aid activities by country.

Recent achievements

Priority  Achievement

Law and justice
Strengthen law and justice systems in the Pacific  

Developed a 10-year strategy for the justice sector.

Established a Legal Aid Office which has improved the efficiency of the courts, the quaility of legal representation, and people’s knowledge of their legal rights.

Developed a skills course for court clerks to improve the quality of paralegals providing representation.

Implemented new systems within judicial sector agencies which has led to improved file and and case management practices.

Trained corrections staff in discipline, conduct and human rights which has lead to improvements in the management of prisons.

Improve knowledge, skills and basic education

Improved primary enrolment rates to 100%, and 79.8% for secondary. 

Higher literacy and numeracy achievement since 2012. Tests of year 6 students showed a 20% increase in children reading at the expected level and between 10% and 53% improvement in other literacy tests.  

Increased the number of teachers who hold a certificate, diploma or degree by 40% since 2005.