Economy Measure Code Measure Currency Code Amount (Local) Amount (USD) Source Details
Nauru 01 01 - Liquidity Support AUD
Nauru 01A 01A - Short-term lending AUD
Nauru 01B 01B - Support policies for short-term lending AUD
Nauru 01C 01C - Forex operations AUD
Nauru 02 02 - Credit creation AUD
Nauru 02A 02A - Financial sector lending/funding AUD
Nauru 02B 02B - Support policies for long-term lending AUD
Nauru 02B1 02B1 - Interest rate adjustments AUD
Nauru 02B2 02B2 - Other policies to support long-term lending AUD
Nauru 02C 02C - Loan guarantees AUD
Nauru 03 03 - Direct long-term lending AUD
Nauru 03A 03A - Long-term lending AUD
Nauru 03B 03B - Forbearance AUD
Nauru 04 04 - Equity support AUD
Nauru 05 05 - Health and income support AUD 9,100,000 6,072,931
Nauru 05A 05A - Health support AUD 3,500,000 2,335,743 International Monetary Fund (IMF). https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 26 November 2020).

April 2020: (i) Fiscal measures have not been deployed yet. Initial estimates from the health department suggests an estimated AUD5 million for health expenditures and isolation costs per 500 individuals (approximately 4% of the population); (ii) Initial estimates for health expenditures and isolation costs per 500 individuals have been revised to AUD3.5 million.

Nauru 05B 05B - Income support AUD 5,600,000 3,737,188
Nauru 05B1 05B1 - Tax and contribution deferrals and policy changes AUD
Nauru 05B2 05B2 - Tax and contribution rates reduction AUD
Nauru 05B3 05B3 - Subsidies to individuals and households AUD IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 26 November 2020).

No amount/estimate: May 2020, The government has also used its cash buffers for the repatriation of Nauruans abroad.

Nauru 05B4 05B4 - Subsidies to businesses AUD 5,600,000 3,737,188 IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 26 November 2020).

May 2020, Containment efforts have been sizable and expenditures on keeping the national airline and other state-owned enterprises (SOEs) afloat have been significant at about 5.5% of 2019 GDP. The immigration department estimates AUD5.1 million liquidity injections to Nauru Airlines, and an estimated AUD0.5 million in budget support to SOEs in managing inventory from limited freight and cargo services.

Nauru 05B5 05B5 - Indirect income support AUD
Nauru 05B6 05B6 - No breakdown (income support) AUD
Nauru 05C 05C - No breakdown (health and income support) AUD
Nauru 06 06 - Budget reallocation AUD
Nauru 07 07 - Central bank financing government AUD
Nauru 07A 07A - Direct lending and reserve drawdown AUD
Nauru 07B 07B - Secondary purchase: government securities AUD
Nauru 08 08 - International Assistance Received AUD 2,966,937 1,980,000
Nauru 08A 08A - Swaps AUD
Nauru 08B 08B - International loans/grants AUD 2,966,937 1,980,000
Nauru 08B1 08B1 - Asian Development Bank AUD 2,817,091 1,880,000 ADB. 43rd Updates of Working Groups on COVID-19 as of 29 January 2021.

(i) 31 March 2020, USD0.32 million - REG: COVID-19 Emergency Response under the Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund; (ii) April 2020, USD0.19 million under TA 9950-REG: Regional Support to Address the Outbreak of COVID-19 and Potential Outbreaks of Other Communicable Diseases. As of 29 January 2021, the amount increased to USD0.33 million [update] ; (iii) 15 April 2020, USD0.02 million TASF - REG: Strengthening Social Protection in the Pacific; (iv) 24 April 2020, USD0.13 million TASF - REG: Developing the Pacific Health Sector (Additional Financing); (v) No amount/estimate: 21 May 2020, USD0.225 million cofinanced amount from the High-Level Technology Fund for Digital Twin Capabilities in Project Management; (vi) 5 June 2020, USD0.14 million TASF - REG: Pacific Economic Management, Phase 3 (Additional Financing); (vii) No amount/estimate: 24 July 2020, USD0.04 million cofinanced amount under Strengthening Social Protection in the Pacific (Additional financing); (viii) 10 August 2020, USD0.10 million TASF - Knowledge and Support Technical Assistance for Strengthening Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Practices and Hygiene Behavioral Change in the Pacific; (ix) 12 August 2020, USD0.06 million TASF - Support for Gender Sensitive Responses to COVID-19 in the Pacific Developing Member Countries; (x) 2 October 2020, USD0.68 million COVID-19 Emergency Response under the Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund; (xi) 17 December 2020, USD0.10 million TASF - Supporting Recovery by Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in the Pacific from the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Nauru 08B2 08B2 - Other AUD 149,845 100,000 ABC News. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-20/australia-financial-support-pacific-governments-cyclone-pandemic/12262328 (accessed 28 May 2020); Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. https://www.foreignminister.gov.au/minister/marise-payne/media-release/partnering-our-neighbours-respond-covid-19 (accessed 28 May 2020); Loop. http://www.loopnauru.com/nauru-news/australia-provide-aud-45-million-support-nauru%E2%80%99s-covid-19-response-and-economic-recovery (accessed 26 June 2020); Government of Nauru. http://nauru-news.com/coronavirus-update-excellency-president-lionel-aingimea-tuesday-18-august-2020/ (accessed 20 August 2020); US Embassy in Fiji. https://fj.usembassy.gov/usaid-provides-ventilators-to-fiji-kiribati-and-nauru-to-respond-to-covid-19/ (accessed 20 August 2020).

(i) 20 May 2020, Australia will provide USD100 million financial support to 10 Pacific countries and AUD4.5 million has been allocated for Nauru; (ii) 18 August 2020, UNICEF Korea has given USD0.1 million, which is being considered to partly pay for the COVID vaccine when it becomes available; (iii) No amount/estimate: 19 August 2020, The US Government, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), has donated 50 brand-new, state-of-the-art ventilators to Fiji, Kiribati, and Nauru to assist their fight against COVID-19.

Nauru 09 09 - International Assistance Provided AUD
Nauru 09A 09A - Swaps AUD
Nauru 09B 09B - International loans/grants AUD
Nauru 10 10 - No breakdown AUD
Nauru 11 11 - Other Economic Measures AUD IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 26 November 2020).

April 2020, The authorities have reprioritized expenditures and drawn down on cash buffers and general reserves to support the fiscal measures, including necessary medical expenditures.

Nauru 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures AUD
Nauru 12A 12A - Measures affecting travel and transport (local and international) AUD IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19#N (accessed 6 January 2021).

April 2020: (i) The government has imposed a number of containment measures including a near-total ban on entry by air into Nauru effective March 16; (ii) Screening and quarantine measures have also been in effect since March 16 and apply to all passengers on arrival, including a mandatory 14-day stay in approved transition accommodation and further measures for symptomatic cases; (iii) Cargo flights are operating at normal frequency at this time, but subject to strict handling on arrival, including on contact with crew.

Nauru 12B 12B - Measures affecting business and workplace AUD IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 26 November 2020).

April 2020: (i) Social distancing measures have been encouraged including limiting or cancelling public gatherings and recommending working arrangements from home where possible; (ii) The Government of Nauru extended the emergency measures to be in force until they announce an easing [date unspecified]; (iii) As of 14 August 2020, the authorities have implemented a testing regime for COVID-19 and reduced the mandated time in quarantine, alleviating some of the budgetary implications of containment.

Nauru 12C 12C - Others AUD