Tuvalu and ADB
In the Spotlight
For almost half a century, ADB has been partnering with Pacific developing countries to help them grow and prosper. ADB has scaled up its assistance in the Pacific to more than $2 billion by the end of 2014 from about $500 million in 2004. The vast majority of this support goes into building infrastructure.
ADB-wide sovereign approvals in the Pacific has risen substantially since 2010, reaching almost $1.8 billion in 2013. ADB is assessing and updating the Pacific Approach, which will continue to guide its operations in the region.
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.
With few exports, Tuvalu is almost entirely dependent on external aid as well as highly variable revenue from fishing licenses, remittances, surpluses from the country’s overseas trust fund, and rent of its “dot tv” internet extension.
Rebuilding and maintaining fiscal resilience is the main priority for the government, particularly in light of growing public demand for better services and infrastructure. ADB remains committed to the government’s road map for improving the management of public resources, exercising prudent public expenditure and fiscal management, strengthening corporate governance, and delivering better public service to the people of Tuvalu.
ADB's approach and operations in Tuvalu are aligned with the National Strategy for Sustainable Development, Te Kakeega 2005-2015, and its objectives of good governance and macroeconomic growth and stability.
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