The Tuvalu Trust Fund is a sovereign wealth fund. It is a state-owned investment fund comprised of money generated by the Government.

  • To assist the Government of Tuvalu in achieving greater financial autonomy in the management of its recurrent budget.
  • To enable the Government to maintain and improve social infrastructure and services.
  • To enhance the Government’s capacity to receive and effectively utilize external capital development and technical assistance.
  • Help the Government meet long term maintenance and operating costs of economic infrastructure and services.
  • Assist the Government in developing the economy of Tuvalu.

The official signing of the ‘International Trust Fund Agreement’ (the Deed) was on the 16th June 1987.

The original partners to the Deed were the Governments of Tuvalu, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. In 2004, the UK withdrew from the Deed and is no longer represented on the Board.

The CIF is the buffer account of the Tuvalu Government and it holds unspent TTF distributions or any other Government excess revenue. The CIF belongs wholly to the Tuvalu Government and has the right to draw down any time. In contract to the TTF where it is subject to the terms of the International Trust Fund Agreement (Deed).