ADB-Kiribati Partnership Strategy

ADB’s interim Pacific Approach, 2015 serves as the country partnership strategy for Kiribati. It extends the validity of the Pacific Approach, 2010-2014 until the ADB Board of Directors endorses the new Pacific Approach in January 2016. This interim approach guides the country operations business plans (COBP), 2015-2017 of Kiribati and nine other small Pacific developing member countries, and the Pacific regional cooperation business plans.

Under COBP, 2015-2017, ADB support for Kiribati’s structural reform program will improve corporate governance arrangements and the commercial focus of state-owned enterprises, which are critical in providing goods and services. Improved public financial management will enable the government to improve resource allocation and direct funds to productive areas of the economy (e.g., infrastructure development and maintenance, and meeting social service needs). This is also the focus of the Kiribati Economic Reform Plan developed by the government and development partners, the implementation of which is supported by ADB through ongoing dialogue and a policy-based grant in 2014.

Country Operations Business Plans

Country Partnership Strategies

Country Partnership Strategy Updates

Fact Sheets

Regional Cooperation Strategy and Programs

The Public Communications Policy (PCP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.

The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.

In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.