ADB’s country partnership strategy (CPS), 2010-2014, for Kiribati is aligned with the goals and objectives of the Kiribati Development Plan, 2012-2015, and is consistent with ADB's Pacific Approach, 2010-2014. The CPS aims to reduce poverty and promote economic opportunity by improving public management and the delivery of sustainable infrastructure services.

The country operations business plan (COBP), 2014-2016, puts into operation the objectives of the CPS and the Kiribati Development Plan.

ADB’s support for Kiribati’s structural reform program aims to improve the commercial focus and governance of state-owned enterprises. Ongoing assistance to improve public financial management will strengthen fiscal discipline and foster an enabling environment for private sector growth. The government and development partners established an economic reform working group, which formulated policy reforms presented in a joint matrix. The policy reforms focus on:

  • maintaining effective government expenditure and fiscal sustainability,
  • expanding private sector opportunities, and
  • promoting aid effectiveness. ADB will anchor its proposed policy-based programs on the objectives of the joint policy reform matrix.