Cook Islands: Investing in a Sustainable Future

Publication | October 2013

This country brief highlights how ADB operations have helped the Cook Islands weather cyclones and fiscal crises, and contribute to stable economic and social infrastructure.

Since 1976, the Government of the Cook Islands and ADB have been partnering on projects that seek economic and social returns on investments. This collaboration has helped the country - one of the world's smallest and most remote states - weather cyclones in the 2000s and fiscal crises in the 1990s. After 18 loan projects and 32 technical assistance projects, that partnership has contributed to stable economic and social infrastructure, helping secure a sustainable future for the Cook Islands.


  • Development Indicators
  • Cook Islands and ADB: Investing in a Sustainable Future
  • ADB’s Contribution to Development and Poverty Reduction
  • Operational Effectiveness: Improving Efficiency and Performance
  • Future Challenges