Palau and ADB

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With outstanding natural and cultural resources, Palau has benefited from strong growth in the tourism sector that has driven overall economic growth. Despite this positive progress, as a small-island state with a population of around 20,000, Palau remains vulnerable to external economic shocks, the impacts of climate change, and other environmental and weatherrelated risks.

ADB’s strategy in Palau is to provide support to improve public sector effectiveness, facilitate private sector development, deliver safe water and sanitation services, and improve connectivity.


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0.02(2014) Population in millions

-1.5%(2009-2014) Average annual population growth rate

24.9%* Population living below the national poverty line (*Preliminary/interim figure; or refers to period before 2009.)