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International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept
Early and decisive measures successfully prevented an outbreak of COVID-19 in Nauru, and as of January 2022 there have been no COVID-19 cases on the island. Strong pandemic policy measures supported the economy, which continued to expand in FY20 and FY21. Nauru’s remoteness and size constrain potential growth and it is severely exposed to the negative effects of climate change on sea levels and the ocean stock of tuna. Development challenges are exacerbated by limited capacity and a high incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Our authorities in Nauru appreciate the open and constructive engagement with the mission team during the virtual 2021 Article IV consultations. Nauru is one of the Fund’s newest, smallest, and most vulnerable members, with severely limited capacity for economic diversification. The authorities attach significant value to the policy advice and assistance received through their Fund membership. The authorities also broadly concur with staff’s assessment, analysis, and most policy recommendations. Geography and the challenge of isolation . Nauru is remotely