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Kiribati and ADB

ADB assistance to Kiribati will focus on long-term investments to improve water supply, outer-island maritime infrastructure, renewable energy, and disaster resilience programs.

Overview

ADB has been working with Kiribati since 1974, having committed loans amounting to $34.1 million, grants totaling $90.8 million, technical assistance worth $18.5 million, and ADB-administered cofinancing of $56 million. Cumulative loan and grant disbursements to Kiribati from concessional ordinary capital resources and the Asian Development Fund amount to $58.8 million.


ADB Membership

Joined 1974

Shareholding and Voting Power

Number of shares held:
426 (0.004% of total shares)

Votes:
39,540 (0.297% of total membership, 0.457% of total regional membership)

Overall capital subscription:
$6.14 million

Paid-in capital subscription:
$0.3 million

In the Spotlight

ADB Launches Transport Strategy for Pacific

13 Jul 2021 | News Release

ADB Launches Transport Strategy for Pacific

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has launched a new strategy to help ADB’s Pacific developing member countries (DMCs) improve connectivity and tackle other core development challenges across the Pacific over the next 5 years.

Pacific Transport Sector Assessment, Strategy, and Road Map 2021-2025

13 Jul 2021 | Institutional Document

Pacific Transport Sector Assessment, Strategy, and Road Map 2021-2025

This publication gives an overview of key transport issues in ADB's Pacific developing member countries and of the bank’s planned 2021–2025 transport sector operations in the region.

New Pacific Approach Sets out New Strategy for Small Island Developing States

09 Jul 2021 | Video

New Pacific Approach Sets out New Strategy for Small Island Developing States

The Pacific Approach, 2021-2025 is the Asian Development Bank’s new development blueprint for inclusive, sustainable, and equitable economic growth in the region’s 12 small island developing states.

ADB Generally Endorses New Strategy for Pacific Small Island Developing States

30 Jun 2021 | News Release

ADB Generally Endorses New Strategy for Pacific Small Island Developing States

The Asian Development Bank has generally endorsed a new 5-year strategy aimed at building resilience against economic shocks, delivering sustainable services, and promoting inclusive and sustainable growth in the 12 smallest Pacific...

Data: Kiribati

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

Kiribati Pacific Country Office

Teatao TIRA (Mr)
Senior Country Officer
Unit 303 and 304, TK Plaza, Tarawa, Kiribati
  Tel +686 75055045/75022042
  E-mail

Holidays 2021

The Kiribati Pacific Country Office is closed on these dates.

New Year's Day January 1 (Friday)
International Women’s Day March 12 (Friday)
Good Friday April 2 (Friday)
Easter Monday April 5 (Monday)
National Culture & Senior Citizens Day July 9 (Friday)
National Day July 12 (Monday)
Kiribati Special Day July 13 (Tuesday)
Human Rights Day December 10 (Friday)
Christmas Day December 24 (Friday)
Boxing Day December 27 (Monday)

Last updated: 19 January 2021