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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 Energy Update 2021

27 Dec 2021 | Publication

Pacific Energy Update 2021

This publication provides an overview of active and proposed energy initiatives of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in the Pacific region as of December 2021.

Review of Opportunities for the Pacific WASH Sector

27 Dec 2021 | Publication

Review of Opportunities for the Pacific WASH Sector

This publication reviews the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector in the Pacific. It proposes recommendations to strengthen the sector to help address the pandemic and build long-term resilience and sustainability.

Pacific Urban Update 2021

23 Dec 2021 | Publication

Pacific Urban Update 2021

This publication provides an overview of active and proposed urban programs, projects, and technical assistance initiatives of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in the Pacific region as of April 2021.

ADB-World Bank Partnership Helping Pacific Reach Development Goals

16 Dec 2021 | Article

ADB-World Bank Partnership Helping Pacific Reach Development Goals

In 2020, the World Bank Group cofinanced with ADB nine projects for a total of $1.3 billion, including three COVID-19-related projects.

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 2022

The Kiribati Pacific Country Office is closed on these dates.

New Year's Day January 3 (Monday) in lieu of January 1
Good Friday April 15 (Friday)
Easter Monday April 18 (Monday)
National Culture & Senior Citizens Day July 11 (Monday)
National Day July 12 (Tuesday)
Kiribati Special Day July 13 (Wednesday)
National Youth & Children’s Day August 5 (Friday)
Human Rights Day December 12 (Monday) in lieu of December 10
Christmas Day December 26 (Monday) in lieu of December 25
Boxing Day December 27 (Tuesday) in lieu of December 26

Last updated:  27 December 2021