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

Stable Growth Outlook for Developing Asia

Developing Asia’s outlook remains on track despite slower-than-expected first-quarter growth in the United States. Read More

ADB to Invest $228 Million in Energy Projects in Pacific for 2015-2017

ADB will invest $228 million in energy projects in the Pacific in the next 3 years to help countries reduce heavy reliance on fossil fuels and support sustainable and environment-friendly growth. Read More


As the key source of multilateral development assistance to Nauru, ADB closely coordinates its program of assistance with development partners, particularly with Australia, the largest bilateral aid partner for Nauru.

ADB's future operation in Nauru will continue the strategic focus on public sector management and energy.

ADB is continuing to support the reintroduction of banking services to Nauru through the development of a new banking act.

Fast Facts

0.01 (2013)
Population in millions

1.9% (2008-2013)
Average annual population growth rate

ADB Lending

Amount ($M) / %
Sector (No. of loans)
5.00 / 55.56
Finance (1)
4.00 / 44.44
Public Sector (1)
9.00 / 100.00
Cumulative as of 31 December 2013