Asian Development Bank and Kiribati: Fact Sheet

Publication | April 2016

The ADB program in Kiribati has provided loans, grants and technical assistance to grow the country's economy and improve the lives of people, particularly the poor, women, children and other vulnerable groups.

Kiribati is extremely vulnerable to external shocks due to its vulnerability to climate change, dependence on imports, and reliance on income from overseas sources. Development of the country’s private sector has been constrained by high costs of doing business, the size and scale of the economy, and the country’s widely dispersed population. 

The ADB program in Kiribati aims to reduce poverty and promote economic opportunity by improving public financial management and delivering sustainable infrastructure services.

Updated yearly, this ADB Fact Sheet provides social and economic indicators on Kiribati as well as concise information on ADB's operations in the country and contact information.