Preparing the Pacific Renewable Energy Investment Facility

Project Details

Stylised Map of Tonga

Tonga’s capital, Nuku'alofa, is home to critical infrastructure and services, such as government offices, the country's main port, hospitals, commercial hub, schools, water, and power utilities. The existing urban infrastructure is insufficient to meet the demands of the current urban population.

There has been significant migration to Nuku'alofa from the outer islands.  The urban growth has not been matched by the provision of, or improvement in the delivery of, urban services.  Asian Development Bank (ADB) and other development partners have been supporting Tonga Power Limited (TPL) to deliver a program to improve and upgrade and expand the electricity network in the capital.

This project will conduct a detailed gender analysis of the Nuku'alofa Network Upgrading Project (NNUP) to ensure the project can be categorized as ' effective gender mainstreaming. ' A gender action plan will be prepared and gender design features integrated in the project design and documents.

The analysis will be completed in February 2022 and will benefit women and aims to improve gender equality.


Reihana Mohideen


Tonga Power Limited (TPL)


This research is funded by Asia Development Bank Pacific Renewable Energy Investment Facility

Research Outcomes

Nuku’alofa Network Upgrade Project: Gender Action Plan

Nuku’alofa Network Upgrade Project: Investment Facility Report

Research Group

Health Systems Governance and Financing

School Research Themes

Disparities, disadvantage and effective health care

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact the research group leader.

Department / Centre

Nossal Institute for Global Health

MDHS Research library
Explore by researcher, school, project or topic.