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Kiribati and ADB

ADB supports Kiribati in maintaining fiscal sustainability, improving the business climate, upgrading water and sanitation services, rehabilitating roads, and addressing the effects of climate change.


ADB has been working with Kiribati since 1974, having committed loans and grants totaling $96.97 million and technical assistance worth $20.02 million. Cumulative loan and grant disbursements to Kiribati from concessional ordinary capital resources and the Asian Development Fund amount to $56.8 million.

ADB Membership

Joined 1974

Shareholding and Voting Power

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

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

Overall capital subscription:
$5.89 million

Paid-in capital subscription:
$0.29 million

In the Spotlight

ADB Partnership Report 2019 Overview

13 Nov 2020 | Video

ADB Partnership Report 2019 Overview

With $11.86 billion in cofinancing in 2019, ADB and its financing partners worked on delivering development results together to improve the lives of millions of people in the Asia Pacific. 

How flexible and fast PSDI is developing the Pacific’s private sector

26 Oct 2020 | Article

How flexible and fast PSDI is developing the Pacific’s private sector

Doing business in the Pacific is hard, but sweeping reforms carried out by the Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI) are breaking down the barriers to business in the region. 

Pacific Economic Monitor – July 2020

30 Jul 2020 | Publication

Pacific Economic Monitor – July 2020

Most Pacific island countries appear to have avoided direct health impacts from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Yet, the pandemic highlights the need to strengthen their health and social protection systems.

Urgent Action Needed to Support Pacific Health Systems and Economies — ADB

30 Jul 2020 | News Release

Urgent Action Needed to Support Pacific Health Systems and Economies — ADB

The COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting the critical need to support health and social protection systems in the Pacific region, according to the latest issue of the ADB's Pacific Economic Monitor launched today.

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


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

Kiribati Pacific Country Office

Teatao TIRA (Mr)
Senior Country Officer
Unit 303 and 304, TK Plaza, Tarawa, Kiribati
  Tel +686 22040/22041

About Us

The Kiribati Pacific Country Office supports the government in implementing its national development strategy. The office, which serves as extensions of SPSO and ADB headquarters, enhances the effectiveness and impact of ADB assistance in country.


Masayuki TACHIIRI (Mr)Regional Director  E-mail
Erik AELBERS (Mr)Head, Economics and Programming  E-mail
David FAY (Mr)Head, Project Administration Unit  E-mail
Lily-Anne HOMASI (Ms)Senior Economics Officer  E-mail

Holidays 2020

The Kiribati Pacific Country Office is closed on these dates.

New Year's Day January 1 (Wednesday)
International Women’s Day March 9 (Monday)
Good Friday April 10 (Friday)
Easter Monday April 13 (Monday)
National Culture & Senior Citizens Day July 10 (Friday)
National Day July 13 (Monday)
National Youth & Children’s Day August 3 (Monday)
Human Rights Day December 10 (Thursday)
Christmas Day December 25 (Friday)
Boxing Day December 28 (Monday)

Last updated: 13 January 2020