In 2006, an agreement was reached with Fiji’s elected government on a draft country partnership strategy (CPS), 2007-2011, which prioritized projects in economic and public sector reforms, transportation, poverty in rural areas and the outer islands, improvement of water and sanitation, and the development of renewable energy.

The proposed lending and nonlending pipeline, however, will require review under the future CPS once ADB reengages in new country operations.

Assistance by ADB under a future CPS will need to take into account increased rural poverty, the decline of key sectors (sugar and garment manufacturing), the vulnerability of the tourism industry, and government budgetary risks.