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Nauru and ADB

ADB’s operations in Nauru focuses on infrastructure—particularly its main port and urban development—and public sector management, including fiscal sustainability, state-owned enterprise governance, and social protection.

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Nauru Facts

ADB's Work in Nauru

As a single island measuring only 21 square kilometers, Nauru faces the challenge of developing new drivers of growth amid significant resource constraints. The Government of Nauru’s income derives mainly from a regional processing center for asylum seekers and revenues from selling fishing licenses.

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and associated trade and travel disruptions have affected Nauru’s supply chains—compounding the challenges that the country already faced because of its small size, distance from markets, and dependence on imports.


Data: Nauru

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.

Development indicators for Nauru, including a selection of economic, environmental, and social indicators used globally to track progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.

Results achieved are aggregate amounts of outputs and outcomes from operations reported in project completion reports and extended annual review reports circulated for the year.

Cofinancing operations enable ADB’s financing partners, governments or their agencies, multilateral financing institutions, and commercial organizations to participate in financing ADB projects.

Contact: Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office (PLCO)

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

Nauru Pacific Country Office
Government Building
Yaren District, NRU68
Republic of Nauru


Lotte SCHOU-ZIBELL (Ms)
Regional Director
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Sally SHUTE-TREMBATH (Ms)
External Communications Specialist
  E-mail
Matthew HODGE (Mr)
Deputy Regional Director and Senior Country Specialist
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The Nauru Pacific Country Office will be closed on these dates:

Last updated: 17 February 2022