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

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


The Vanuatu economy has seen steady growth over the past decade—a rarity in the Pacific.

ADB’s country partnership strategy, 2010–2014 and its country operations business plan, 2014–2016 aligns with the government’s Priorities and Action Agenda 2006–2015. Assistance is focused on transport, by providing support for improved connectivity to markets and social services; urban development, through expanding access to sanitation and drainage facilities and improved urban infrastructure; and energy, by supporting greater energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.

Fast Facts

0.26 (2013)
Population in millions

2.3% (2008-2013)
Average annual population growth rate

12.7% (2010)
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)
1.10 / 1.64
Agriculture (1)
6.00 / 8.95
Finance (2)
5.00 / 7.45
Multisector (2)
20.00 / 29.82
Public Sector (1)
19.97 / 29.77
Transport and ICT (3)
15.00 / 22.36
Water Supply (2)
67.07 / 100.00
TOTAL (11)
Cumulative as of 31 December 2013