Responding to the Priorities of the Poor: A Pacific Strategy for the Asian Development Bank 2005-2009

Date: November 2004
Type: Country Planning Documents
Show 14 tags
Cook Islands; Fiji; Kiribati; Marshall Islands; Micronesia, Federated States of; Nauru; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu
ADB administration and governance; Regional cooperation and integration
Series: Regional Cooperation Strategy and Programs


This is an important juncture for the Pacific. The development performance of the Pacific developing member countries (PDMCs) of the ADB over the past decade has been mixed. All PDMCs face significant challenges in generating broad-based and sustained economic growth from small, high cost and narrowly focused economies.

The Pacific Strategy 2005 - 2009 provides a framework for ADB operations in its 14 PDMCs and for ADB support to Pacific regional cooperation. Detailed strategies and programs will be developed at the country level, in support of the PDMCs national development programs. The Pacific Strategy highlights differences among PDMCs, but also addresses common challenges.


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Current Development Trends and Issues
  • Pacific DMC Development Strategies
  • ADB's Development Experience
  • ADB's Strategy
  • Delivering the Pacific Strategy
  • Risks and Performance Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Appendixes