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Nauru and ADB

ADB’s recent development efforts in Nauru have helped the government address considerable infrastructure needs, strengthen public financial management, raise the performance of state-owned enterprises, and improve the delivery of essential services.


ADB has been supporting Nauru since 1991, having committed loans totaling $5 million, grants of $119.6 million, and technical assistance worth $7 million. Cumulative loan and grant disbursements to Nauru amount to $19.0 million.

ADB Membership

Joined 1991

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

  • How ADB is Helping Power the Pacific
    Photo Essay | 6 April 2021
    How ADB is Helping Power the Pacific

    In the Pacific, power is life. Reliable electricity allows hospitals to conduct life-saving surgery, keeps food and medicine fresh and sanitary, and keeps street lights on to make neighborhoods and communities safer.

  • Third South Pacific International Arbitration Conference
    Event | 17 March 2021
    Third South Pacific International Arbitration Conference

    ADB and UNCITRAL will host the Third South Pacific International Arbitration Conference on 17 March 2021 to discuss the positive development impact of international arbitration reform in the South Pacific.

  • ADB Signs $65 Million Loan to Sustain Fiji Airways’ Services in the Pacific
    News from Country Offices | 12 March 2021
    ADB Signs $65 Million Loan to Sustain Fiji Airways’ Services in the Pacific

    The Asian Development Bank has signed a $65 million COVID-19 Liquidity Support Facility for Fiji’s Air Pacific Limited, which operates as Fiji Airways and (through its wholly-owned subsidiary) Fiji Link, to help fund the company...

Data: Nauru

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 Liaison and Coordination Office (PLCO) - Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Level 20, 45 Clarence Street
Sydney, NSW Australia 2000

  Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

  Tel +61 2 8270 9444
  Fax +61 2 8270 9445

About Us

The Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office (PLCO) is ADB's representative office in Sydney, Australia, and also acts as a focal point for New Zealand. It allows ADB to be more responsive to the development needs of the Pacific and further strengthens its relations with governments, the private sector, and nongovernment organizations (NGOs) in the region.

It is involved in programming, processing, and administration of assistance in Nauru, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.

PLCO’s responsibilities include:

  • promoting private sector development across all 15 of ADB's Pacific developing member countries
  • hosting joint activities and holding consultations with academic and research institutions, and civil society
  • coordinating and hosting high-level visits from ADB Headquarters to Australia, New Zealand, and countries of responsibility
  • facilitating country reporting and updating, aid coordination, external relations and information dissemination


Lotte SCHOU-ZIBELL (Ms)Regional Director  Email
Sally SHUTE-TREMBATH (Ms)External Communications Specialist  Email
Matthew HODGE (Mr)Deputy Regional Director and Senior Country Specialist  Email

Holidays 2021

The Nauru Pacific Country Office is closed on these dates:

New Year's Day January 1 (Friday)
Independence Day February 1 (Monday)
Good Friday April 2 (Friday)
Easter Monday April 5 (Monday)
Constitution Day May 18 (Tuesday)
Reconciliation Day June 1 (Tuesday)
Queen's Birthday June 8 (Tuesday)
Angam Day October 26 (Tuesday)
Christmas Day December 24 (Friday)
New Year's Eve December 31 (Friday)

Last updated: 22 December 2020