Pacific Subregional Office
In the Spotlight
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.
The growth outlook for developing Asia and the Pacific remains steady, even though momentum slowed in the second half of 2014, but the declining oil prices represent a golden opportunity for many beneficial reforms, ADB says in a new report.
The Pacific region is benefitting from stronger links with Asia’s growing economies, and can gain more with targeted policy reforms and investments, according to ADB's Pacific Economic Monitor.
A collection of images capture the spirit of Asia and the Pacific in transition from poverty to plenty as viewed through the lens of renowned photographers from across the region.
As ADB's regional representative in the Pacific, the Pacific Subregional Office (SPSO) in Suva, Fiji undertakes strategic planning, country programming, and economic sector work, overall portfolio management and project administration of selected projects, support for the development of knowledge products, and capacity building and regional cooperation activities. Read more.