The country partnership strategy (CPS), 2009-2013, takes into consideration Palau's medium-term development goals, ADB's analysis on constraints to development and growth, and the work undertaken by other development partners. The CPS focuses on improving public sector effectiveness, facilitating private sector development, and managing the threat of climate change. This will be achieved through a combination of capacity development through technical assistance and infrastructure investments in water supply and sanitation that provide basic social services and support tourism growth.

Additional technical support, provided through ADB's regional program, covers technical and vocational education, the promotion of access to renewable resources and improvements in energy efficiency, responses to the impact of climate change, and advice on economic policy and the development of the private sector.

The country operations business plan, 2014-2016, supports the objectives of the CPS. It also takes into account the goal of the new Management Action Plan of the Government of Palau, which is to improve the quality of life of the people while underscoring its commitment to environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive development.