ADB’s interim Pacific Approach, 2015 serves as the country partnership strategy for Vanuatu. It extends the validity of the Pacific Approach, 2010-2014 until the ADB Board of Directors endorses the new Pacific Approach in January 2016. This interim approach guides the country operations business plans (COBP), 2015-2017 of Vanuatu and nine other small Pacific developing member countries, and the Pacific regional cooperation business plans.
COBP, 2015-2017 for Vanuatu is aligned with the government’s Priorities and Action Agenda, 2006-2015. The COBP addresses the development needs of the country in four core sectors: energy, transport, water and other urban infrastructure and services, and private sector development.
ADB resources will be directed to support greater energy efficiency and renewable energy sources, improved transport connectivity to markets and social services, the expansion of access to sanitation and drainage facilities, and improved urban infrastructure. Private sector development will be encouraged by improving the country’s business environment, and by supporting inclusive economic growth that is led by the private sector.
Country Operations Business Plans
Country Partnership Strategies
Country Partnership Strategy Updates
Regional Cooperation Strategy and Programs
- Pacific: Regional Operations Business Plan (2014-2016)
- Pacific: Regional Operations Business Plan (2013-2015)
- Pacific: Regional Cooperation Operations Business Plan (2010-2013)
- ADB's Approach to Assisting the Pacific (2010-2014)
- Working in Fragile Environments: A Midterm Review of the Pacific Strategy (2005–2009)
The Public Communications Policy (PCP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.
The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.