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Cook Islands and ADB

Well-focused technical assistance, aimed mainly at building capacity and strengthening governance, will remain an integral part of ADB support to the Cook Islands.

Overview

ADB has been supporting the Cook Islands since 1976, having committed loans totaling $128.4 million, grants of $1.8 million, and technical assistance worth $15.4 million. Cumulative loan and grant disbursements to the Cook Islands amount to $116.6 million.


ADB Membership

Joined 1976

Shareholding and Voting Power

Number of shares held:
282 (0.003% of total shares)

Votes:
39,396 (0.296% of total membership, 0.455% of total regional membership)

Overall capital subscription:
$4.06 million

Paid-in capital subscription:
$0.2 million

In the Spotlight

Climate Risk Country Profile: Cook Islands

18 Jun 2021 | Publication

Climate Risk Country Profile: Cook Islands

This publication synthesizes climate characteristics and projections, vulnerability to natural hazards, sectoral climate change impacts, and adaptation priorities in the Cook Islands.

Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations and Small Island Developing States Approach

15 Jun 2021 | Institutional Document

Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations and Small Island Developing States Approach

The fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCAS) and small island developing states (SIDS) approach—or FSA—represents a new way of doing business for ADB’s most vulnerable developing member countries.

Improving Livelihoods, Inclusiveness, and Resilience in Most Vulnerable Situations and States

15 Jun 2021 | Video

Improving Livelihoods, Inclusiveness, and Resilience in Most Vulnerable Situations and States

ADB's Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations and Small Island Developing States Approach is set to improve livelihoods, inclusiveness, and resilience in these countries through more agile, flexible, and acutely responsive operations.

Q&A: A differentiated approach to Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations and Small Island Developing States

10 Jun 2021 | Article

Q&A: A differentiated approach to Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations and Small Island Developing States

The fragile and conflict-situations and small island developing states approach presents ADB's new way of doing business in its most vulnerable members, which are at further risk because of the COVID-19 crisis.

Data: Cook Islands

GDP 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.


Projects Cofinanced

Cofinancing operations enable ADB’s financing partners, governments or their agencies, multilateral financing institutions, and commercial organizations to participate in financing ADB projects. Additional funds are provided in the form of official loans and grants, technical assistance, other concessional financing, and commercial cofinancing such as B loans, risk transfer arrangements, parallel loans and equity, guarantee cofinancing, and cofinancing for transactions under ADB’s Trade Finance Program.


Project Performance, 2000-2018

Contact

Pacific Subregional Office (SPSO) - Asian Development Bank (ADB)

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
  E-mail

Cook Islands Pacific Country Office

Teupoko L. TAMA
Senior Country Officer
Kaititera Part Section 105, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
  Tel +682 22697
  E-mail

Holidays 2021

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

New Year's Day January 1 (Friday)
The Day After New Year’s Day January 4 (Monday)
Good Friday April 2 (Friday)
Easter Monday April 5 (Monday)
Queen's Birthday June 7 (Monday)
Ui Ariki Day July 2 (Friday)
Constitution Day August 4 (Wednesday)
Gospel Day October 26 (Tuesday)
Christmas Day December 27 (Monday) in lieu of December 25
Boxing Day December 28 (Tuesday) in lieu of December 26

Last updated: 5 January 2021