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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

How Solar Power is Boosting Business, Education in the Cook Islands

23 Sep 2021 | Video

How Solar Power is Boosting Business, Education in the Cook Islands

Life in the outer islands of the Cook Islands has been transformed with the transition to clean, affordable, and reliable solar power.

Pacific Approach, 2021-2025

16 Sep 2021 | Institutional Document

Pacific Approach, 2021-2025

The Pacific Approach, 2021–2025 serves as ADB’s operational framework in the region and as its partnership strategy for the 12 small Pacific island countries.

Central Bank Digital Currencies: A Potential Response to the Financial Inclusion Challenges of the Pacific

09 Aug 2021 | Publication

Central Bank Digital Currencies: A Potential Response to the Financial Inclusion Challenges of the Pacific

This policy brief considers whether central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) can promote the accessibility of financial services in Pacific island countries and the design choices involved in their development.

Asian Development Bank and the Cook Islands: Fact Sheet

29 Jul 2021 | Publication

Asian Development Bank and the Cook Islands: Fact Sheet

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

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