Asian Countries Need to Work Together to Address Risks

Trade within Asia has risen to around 54% of total trade but countries need to continue working together to strengthen their economic links, says new ADB report. Read More

ADB Approves $21.02 Billion in Financing in 2013

The substantial lending volume reflects Asia’s continued need for development assistance, despite impressive growth and poverty reduction efforts in recent years. Read More

Small Bite, Big Threat: Vector-Borne Diseases in Asia

On World Health Day 2014, we focus on vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria that are threatening the lives of millions across Asia and the Pacific. Read the transcript. Read More

Pacific Growth to Pick Up in 2014

Economic growth in the Pacific is projected to rise to 5.4% in 2014 from 4.8% in 2013, according to ADB's latest Asian Development Outlook 2014, launched in Sydney. Read More

Overview

Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office (PLCO) is ADB's representative office in Sydney, Australia, and also acts as a focal point for New Zealand. PLCO 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 co-financed by Australian Aid.

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