Pacific Subregional Office
In the Spotlight
Pacific economies are expected to achieve average growth of 9.9% in 2015, as positive external flows outweigh the impacts of recent disasters, according to the ADB’s latest Pacific Economic Monitor Midyear Review.
ADB portfolio of energy investments in the Pacific region will exceed $500 million by 2016, supporting the region’s drive to cut reliance on fossil fuels and to scale up the use of sustainable, low carbon power sources. Download Pacific Energy Update 2015.
ADB is working with the Government of Tonga to build up the country’s resilience to natural disasters and to help it achieve the goal of providing half of all electricity from renewable energy sources by 2020.
Being closer to South Pacific clients, the Pacific Subregional Office (SPSO) in Suva, Fiji and coordination offices in the Cook Islands, Kiribati, Samoa, and Tonga are able to liaise directly with stakeholders to ensure ADB’s strategies, programs, and projects remain relevant, responsive, and results-focused.
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.