Private Sector Engagement Boosts Performance of State-Owned Enterprises

Engaging the private sector through public-private partnerships and privatization improves the performance and service delivery of state-owned enterprises, according to a new report by ADB. Read More

A Broader View of Asian Poverty

Food insecurity and economic vulnerability should be included in a broader definition of poverty that could help policymakers develop more effective approaches, says new ADB report. Read More

Aviation Safety and Security - ADB's Take

Developing safe air transport systems and airports is a critical task for all nations. The complex work requires that small and developing countries work together to pool their resources and expertise. Read More

ADB, Kiribati, and University of the South Pacific Partner to Boost Access to Higher Education

Kiribati President Anote Tong led the groundbreaking ceremony for the upgrading of the University of the South Pacific’s Tarawa Campus under an ADB-funded program. Read More

Overview

In line with Kiribati's national development plan, ADB's program aims to reduce poverty and promote economic opportunities in the country by improving public financial management and delivering sustainable infrastructure services.

As many of the infrastructure services are provided by state-owned enterprises, improving corporate governance arrangements and the commercial focus of these enterprises is a key objective of ADB’s support to the Kiribati government’s structural reform program.

Fast Facts

0.11 (2013)
Population in millions

2.2% (2008-2013)
Average annual population growth rate

21.8% (2006)
Population living below the national poverty line

Proposed Projects

There are no proposed projects at this time.

ADB Lending

Amount ($M) / %
Sector (No. of loans)
1.60 / 4.61
Energy (2)
 
1.00 / 2.88
Finance (1)
 
14.30 / 41.21
Transport and ICT (3)
 
17.80 / 51.30
Water Supply (2)
 
34.70 / 100.00
TOTAL (8)
Cumulative as of 31 December 2013