Palau and ADB
In the Spotlight
Pacific economies are looking to overcome their remoteness through telecommunications technology, improved transport networks, and greater private investment and competition, says a new ADB report.
The Koror-Airai Sanitation Project aims to improve the country’s environment and public health. The outcome of the project will be improved sanitation by the Palau Public Utilities Corporation (PPUC).
The ADB country operations business plan (COBP), 2017–2019 for Palau is aligned with ADB’s Pacific Approach, 2016-2020. It will improve the delivery of safe water and sanitation services, promote private sector development, help manage disaster risks, and reduce costs by increasing the supply of renewable energy.
With outstanding natural and cultural resources, Palau has benefited from strong growth in the tourism sector that has driven overall economic growth. Despite this positive progress, as a small-island state with a population of around 20,000, Palau remains vulnerable to external economic shocks, the impacts of climate change, and other environmental and weatherrelated risks.
ADB’s strategy in Palau is to provide support to improve public sector effectiveness, facilitate private sector development, deliver safe water and sanitation services, and improve connectivity.
Projects in Palau
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Population living below the national poverty line in Palau (Before 2010)
Internet users in Palau (Before 2010)
Population in Palau, in millions (2016)
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