Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office
In the Spotlight
A responsible and sustainable regional approach to tourism can help Pacific island economies overcome obstacles to higher growth.
ADB’s interventions in the Pacific should help countries reduce the high cost of doing business and providing services, develop capacity to manage risks from economic shocks, natural disasters, and climate change, as well as promote the creation of competitive high value-added goods and services.
Larger Pacific governments are facing lower growth and tighter fiscal conditions sparked by low commodity prices, while other countries in the region are benefitting from strong growth in tourism and fishing license revenues. Download the latest Pacific Economic Monitor.
Remote and beautiful, the Federated States of Micronesia is made up of 607 distinct and picturesque islands scattered across the Western Pacific Ocean. Beyond the picture-perfect landscape, however, is a country facing significant development issues. View the multimedia story.
Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office (PLCO) is ADB's representative office in Sydney, Australia, and also acts as a focal point for New Zealand. It is involved in programming, processing, and administration of assistance in Nauru, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.
PLCO is also committed to promoting private sector development across all 14 of ADB's Pacific developing member countries via the Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative, which is co-financed by Australian Aid.