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Cook Islands and ADB

ADB assists the Cook Islands to build resilience against economic shocks and supports its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cook Islands Facts

ADB's Work in the Cook Islands

Consisting of 15 small islands scattered over 1.8 million square kilometers of ocean, the Cook Islands has an economy largely driven by tourism. Its nationals have open access to work and reside in Australia and New Zealand. The free migration agreements provide Cook islanders with a higher degree of economic security, and highly influence the structure of the national economy.

In December 2021, ADB committed an $80 million policy-based loan that includes a $40 million precautionary financing option that allows for partial withdrawal if tourism does not rebound as forecast.


Data: Cook Islands

Forecasts are based on ADB's flagship publication, the Asian Development Outlook. Updated four times a year, it analyzes economic and development issues in developing countries in Asia and the Pacific.

Development indicators for the Cook Islands, including a selection of economic, environmental, and social indicators used globally to track progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.

Results achieved are aggregate amounts of outputs and outcomes from operations reported in project completion reports and extended annual review reports circulated for the year.

Cofinancing operations enable ADB’s financing partners, governments or their agencies, multilateral financing institutions, and commercial organizations to participate in financing ADB projects.

Contact: Pacific Subregional Office (SPSO)

91 Gordon Street, Suva, Fiji

  Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

  Tel +679 3318101
  Fax +679 3318074

Cook Islands Pacific Country Office
P.O. Box 3338
Kaititera Part Section 105, Avarua
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
  Tel: +682 22697
  Email

The Cook Islands Pacific Country Office is closed on these dates:

Last updated: 27 December 2021