Kiribati and ADB

In the Spotlight

Kiribati is one of the most remote and geographically dispersed nations on the planet. It is extremely vulnerable to external shocks due to its vulnerability to climate change, dependence on imports, and reliance on income from overseas sources. Development of the country’s private sector has been constrained by high costs of doing business, the size and scale of the economy, and the country’s widely dispersed population. With a large public sector, maintaining fiscal sustainability is the government’s key priority.

The ADB program in Kiribati in Kiribati aims to reduce poverty and promote economic opportunity by improving public financial management and delivering sustainable infrastructure services.


Projects in Kiribati

  • 0.11

    Population in Kiribati, in millions (2015)

  • 90

    Maternal mortality ratio in Kiribati, per 100,000 live births (2015)

  • 2.2%

    Average annual population growth rate in Kiribati (2010-2015)

  • 21.8%

    Population living below the national poverty line in Kiribati (before 2010)

    Refers to preliminary/interim figures; or refers to periods before 2010.