Cook Islands and ADB

In the Spotlight

The Cook Islands consists of 15 small islands dispersed over 1.8 million square kilometers of the South Pacific Ocean.

Tourism is the country’s leading source of revenue, accounting for around 60% of gross domestic product, ahead of offshore banking, pearl farming, marine industry, and fruit exports. The Cook Islands is highly vulnerable to external economic shocks, especially falls in tourism, and is prone to natural disasters, particularly cyclones.

The country operations business plan (COBP), 2016-2018 for the Cook Islands focuses on renewable energy and energy efficiency, information and communication technology, public sector management, private sector participation, and capacity development. 


Projects in the Cook Islands

0.02(2014) Population in millions

-3.8%(2009-2014) Average annual population growth


Population living below the national poverty line (*Preliminary/interim figure; or refers to period before 2009.)

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