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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

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.

Climate Change, Water Security, and Women: A Study on Water Boiling in South Tarawa, Kiribati

10 Aug 2021 | Publication

Climate Change, Water Security, and Women: A Study on Water Boiling in South Tarawa, Kiribati

This publication summarizes the results of a household survey on water boiling practices in South Tarawa, Kiribati, and outlines implications for the design of water supply projects.

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.

Pacific Economic Outlook Weakens, But Vaccination Progress Provides Optimism — ADB

29 Jul 2021 | News Release

Pacific Economic Outlook Weakens, But Vaccination Progress Provides Optimism — ADB

Despite a weakening economic growth forecast for the Pacific, recent progress in vaccination rollouts and stronger public health measures are providing optimism for the safe reopening of borders in the near term, according to...

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