Kiribati and ADB
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In Kiribati, 21.8% of the population lives below the national poverty line. Get the latest statistical data on poverty and socioeconomic development in Kiribati and compare poverty indicators among countries in the Pacific.
A new Asian Development Bank report says Pacific economies face lower growth and tighter fiscal conditions this year due to low commodity prices and severe cyclones.
The largest economic infrastructure investment in Kiribati since World War II, with the improved road network project in South Tarawa over 30 km of roads serving 50,000 people were rehabilitated.
A fiscal surplus equivalent to 27.6% of GDP is forecast for Kiribati in 2015 as fishing license revenues continue to rise. Download the latest Pacific Economic Monitor
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
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Average annual population growth rate in Kiribati (2010-2015)
Population in Kiribati, in millions (2015)
Population living below the national poverty line in Kiribati (before 2010)Refers to preliminary/interim figures; or refers to periods before 2010.
Maternal mortality ratio in Kiribati, per 100,000 live births (2015)