Developing Asia Fastest Growing Region

Developing Asia remains the fastest growing region globally despite slower-than-expected growth in major industrial countries as key economies move ahead with structural reforms, says a new ADB report. Read More

Private Sector Engagement Boosts Performance of State-Owned Enterprises

Engaging the private sector through public-private partnerships and privatization improves the performance and service delivery of state-owned enterprises, according to a new report by ADB. Read More

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

ADB Opens Office in Palau To Boost Development Coordination

The new Palau office will expand ADB’s field presence to facilitate aid coordination and aid effectiveness. Read More


Palau has been successful in managing its economy, capitalizing on tourism. Balancing tourism development and conservation of its natural environment poses challenges.

ADB’s country operations business plan for Palau focuses on improving public sector effectiveness, facilitating private sector development, delivering safe water and sanitation services, and improving connectivity.

Fast Facts

0.02 (2013)
Population in millions

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

24.9% (2006)
Population living below the national poverty line

Proposed Projects

There are no proposed projects at this time.

ADB Lending

Amount ($M) / %
Sector (No. of loans)
0.20 / 0.44
Health (1)
44.80 / 99.56
Water Supply (4)
45.00 / 100.00
Cumulative as of 31 December 2013