Tuvalu, a Polynesian island about half-way between Hawaii and Australia, is one of the world’s poorest nations.
It is vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
ASI works on the Tuvalu Trust Fund (TTF) for the long-term financial viability of Tuvalu. The TTF was established by an International Agreement in 1987 with contributions from Australia, New Zealand and Tuvalu. Its Advisory Committee (TTFAC) informs the Government of Tuvalu and the TTF Board on issues concerning the performance of the Fund, the progress of the economy and the effects of the Fund socially and economically on Tuvalu.
ASI represents Australia on the Advisory Committee, providing policy and budgetary advice, proposals to mitigate fiscal and development risks and coordinating with other development partners.