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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

Improving ADB Operations in Fragile and Conflict-affected Situations and Small Island Developing States

18 Feb 2021 | Video

Improving ADB Operations in Fragile and Conflict-affected Situations and Small Island Developing States

ADB is improving our operations to address the specific challenges and requirements of FCAS and SIDS. Addressing the needs of these vulnerable communities is essential for a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific.

Pacific Energy Update 2020

19 Jan 2021 | Institutional Document

Pacific Energy Update 2020

This document provides an overview of ADB’s ongoing and completed initiatives in the Pacific energy sector as of 2020, including work to scale up operations and finance new sources of renewable power.

Health, Social Protection to Underpin Sustainable Recovery from COVID-19

15 Dec 2020 | News Release

Health, Social Protection to Underpin Sustainable Recovery from COVID-19

Growth in the Pacific subregion for 2020 has been further downgraded as the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic continues to squeeze the region’s economies.

Pacific Economic Monitor – December 2020

15 Dec 2020 | Publication

Pacific Economic Monitor – December 2020

Sufficient provisioning for health and social protection will help support a swift, inclusive recovery in Pacific island countries.

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 75055045/75022042

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