Reforms in the Pacific: An Assessment of the Asian Development Bank's Assistance for Reform Programs in the Pacific

Publication | August 1999

The 1990s has been a decade of major changes for ADB and its Pacific developing member countries (PDMCs). As ADB transforms itself from being primarily a project lender to being a broad-based development institution, a wave of economic, public sector, and governance reform has broken on most PDMC shores. ADB has assisted the reform process through provision of program loans and technical assistance. This book presents the results of an assessment of ADB assistance to reform efforts in six PDMCs: Cook Islands, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.


  • Foreword and Contents
  • An Overview
  • The Cook Islands
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Republic of Vanuatu
  • Lessons Learned
  • Appendix: Reform Programs in the Pacific: Design
  • Appendix: Reform Programs in the Pacific: Results
  • References