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Papua New Guinea and ADB

ADB's priorities in Papua New Guinea focuses on developing transport infrastructure, promoting renewable energy, expanding access to finance, and improving health services.

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.

Asian Development Bank and Papua New Guinea: Fact Sheet

02 Feb 2021 | Publication

Asian Development Bank and Papua New Guinea: Fact Sheet

ADB supports Papua New Guinea in developing infrastructure projects that will drive inclusive economic growth, improve delivery of basic services, increase regional connectivity, and build resilience to climate change.

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.

Fintech can drive a strong post-COVID-19 recovery in Asia

18 Jan 2021 | Blog Entry

Fintech can drive a strong post-COVID-19 recovery in Asia

The pandemic has highlighted the power of digital technology. Now is the time to harness this power for inclusive growth so that communities, especially in poor and remote areas, can survive the crisis and thrive.

A Growing Partnership

Papua New Guinea and ADB have been partners in development since 1971, and the collaboration is growing bigger. A new video series is exploring ADB's contributions to development of the country's energy, health, and transport sectors, as well as its drive for financial inclusion and private sector-led development.

Expanding Access to Health Care in Papua New Guinea

Access to quality health care is a major challenge in Papua New Guinea. The government works with its development partners, like ADB, to make health care more accessible.

New Energy Grid, Transmission Investments are Lighting up Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea's energy investment program is expanding access to electricity and lowering costs.


Economic Forecast

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.

Poverty in Papua New Guinea

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

Results of ADB-Supported Operations

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.

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

ADB Projects in Papua New Guinea

Project Results


15 Dec 2020 | News from Country Offices

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.

09 Dec 2020 | News from Country Offices

ADB, Olam to Support Smallholder Farmers Livelihoods Disrupted by COVID-19

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and global agribusiness company Olam International Limited (Olam) have signed a $93.75 million loan agreement to support the livelihoods of thousands of smallholder farmers in Viet Nam, Indonesia, and ...

03 Dec 2020 | News from Country Offices

$100 Million ADB Loan to Support Improved SOE Performance in PNG

ADB has approved a $100 million policy-based loan to improve the operational performance and financial sustainability of state-owned enterprises in Papua New Guinea.

26 Nov 2020 | News Release

ADB Approves $250 Million Loan to Support PNG’s Response to COVID-19

ADB has approved a $250 million loan to help finance the Government of Papua New Guinea’s response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.


Papua New Guinea Resident Mission (PNRM) - Asian Development Bank (ADB)

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Port Moresby, National Capital District
Papua New Guinea

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