The overall impact that the National Sustainable Development Strategy (NSDS) seeks to make is captured in the people’s vision for development and is stated as follows: “A future where individual, community, business and government partnerships contribute to a sustainable quality of life for all Nauruans”.The five long-term goals for Nauru remain unchanged from the 2005 NSDS. a) Stable, trustworthy, fiscally responsible government; b) Provision of enhanced social, infrastructure and utilities services; c) Development of an economy based on multiple sources of revenue; d) Rehabilitation of mined out lands for livelihood sustainability; e) Development of domestic food production.Part III deals with Sector Goals including: Macro-economic management: A stable macro-economic environment conducive to private investment shall be established. Agriculture: Increased level of domestic agricultural production is aimed at addressing food security and healthy livelihoods. Fisheries: Enhanced development and sustainable management of marine and fisheries resources shall provide sustainable economic returns. Mining and Quarrying: Efficient and effective use of mining and quarrying resources shall be put in action. Commerce, Industry and Business Development: Development of small and micro enterprises, foreign investment and economic integration into the global economy shall be promoted. Tourism: Development of small-scale sustainable eco-tourism shall be promoted. Education: The quality of education shall be improved and the scope and reach of education shall be broadened. Women and Development: A just society that recognizes and respects the rights of women and equal opportunities shall be promoted.The Infrasctucture Sector Goals include, inter alia, Energy: A reliable, affordable, secure and sustainable energy supply to meet socio-economic development needs shall be provided. Water and Sanitation: A reliable, safe, affordable, secure and sustainable water supply to meet socio-economic development needs shall be provided. Waste and Sewerage: Effective management of waste and pollution that minimizes negative impacts on public health and environment shall be promoted. The Cross Cutting Sectors deal with Governance Institutions: Strengthen Parliament, Audit, Justice, Law, Order and Border Control. Land: A transparent and fair land management system that supports social, economic and private sector development shall be promoted. Environment: A sustainable use and management of the environment and natural resources for present and future generations shall be promoted.Part IV concerns Major Priorities. The first priority is to mobilize the capacity that already exists in the public sector and among communities. Improved performance of the public sector remains a priority, including building a stronger work ethic. However, there is a need for sustained assistance from development partners to build capacity across the public sector at the individual and organizational levels. Sustainable income and funding. Progress in pursuing Nauru’s reform agenda is hampered by limited income sources and the lack of revenue predictability. Income from phosphate and fishing licenses has fluctuated considerably and presents a major challenge for funding essential services. In addition, Nauru simply cannot generate the funds necessary to finance many of the urgent service delivery improvements and infrastructure developments that are needed in the short to medium term. Land issues and land disputes are the cause of many delays in achieving progress. More attention and community awareness are needed together with a sound legal and regulatory framework. Business environment: Private sector development is constrained by the lack of a sound business environment. The lack of a commercial bank and an insurance facility remains a critical priority. This affects government, the private sector, individuals and foreign investment. In addition the lack of a clear and business friendly regulatory environment makes investment risky and is a deterrent to foreign investment.Part V lays down provisions relating to Monitoring and Implementation of the NSDS. This Part aims at the Development of a coherent planning process for Nauru’s economic and social development. The text consists of 6 Parts as follows: The 20 Year Plan (I); 2009 Review of the NSDS – Main Findings (II); Sector Goals (III); Major Priorities (IV); Monitoring and Implementation of the NSDS (V): Revised Sector Goals, Strategies & Milestones (VI).
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