The Cook Islands country operations business plan (COBP), 2014-2016, is consistent with ADB’s Pacific Approach 2010-2014 and Strategy 2020. The Pacific Approach, which serves as the country partnership strategy for the Cook Islands, aims to achieve sustained, resilient, and improved living standards. This aligns with the vision of the Cook Islands National Sustainable Development Plan 2011-2015, which promotes the highest quality of living in harmony with the people’s culture and environment.

Targets of the COBP 2014-2016 are:

  • improve public infrastructure to promote environmentally sustainable private sector-led growth,
  • reform agencies responsible for delivering infrastructure services, and
  • improve public finance management and public service performance.

The COBP supports key National Sustainable Development Plan outcomes, such as economic development, social development, environmental integrity, infrastructure, and good governance and partnership.