Nauru is an important United States partner in advancing a free and open Indo-Pacific region. Our relationship is based on mutual respect, and common values of strength through diversity, fairness, and freedom.
The U.S. and Nauru have a close relationship. As the world’s premier development agency, USAID focuses on promoting good governance, increasing resilience to climate change impacts, protecting biodiversity, and responding to COVID-19 in Nauru to achieve shared development goals.
DEMOCRACY AND GOVERNANCE
USAID reinforces the foundations of good governance in Nauru by encouraging all citizens — including women, youth and other marginalized groups — to participate in democratic processes. USAID promotes government accountability and transparency by encouraging citizen engagement and effective policy implementation.
ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE
USAID empowers local partners to transparently and effectively manage environmental resources and adapt and respond to the climate crisis.
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE
Climate and disaster risks are existential threats to Pacific Island countries. USAID is strengthening disaster management and coordination systems, telecommunications, and the continuity of sexual and reproductive health care and gender-based violence services during health pandemics and natural disasters in Nauru.
HEALTH AND COVID-19 ASSISTANCE
USAID is supporting Nauru to prevent the spread and mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and is providing technical assistance to support vaccine deployment efforts in the region.
USAID is strengthening the capacity of locally established civil society organizations in the Pacific to address the second order impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. USAID assistance supports communities to increase their resilience to disasters and climate risks, enhance their livelihoods, increase food security, improve access to water, bolster health and education, improve governance, manage natural resources more sustainably, and conserve vital biodiversity.