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Tuvalu and ADB

ADB priorities in Tuvalu include improving maritime facilities, strengthening disaster resilience, advancing renewable energy, upgrading water and sanitation, promoting health and COVID-19 preparedness, and enhancing prudent fiscal management.


ADB has been supporting Tuvalu since 1993, having committed 43 public sector loans, grants, and technical assistance totaling $102 million. Cumulative loan and grant disbursements to Tuvalu amount to $41.2 million.

ADB Membership

Joined 1993

Shareholding and Voting Power

Number of shares held:
150 (0.001% of total shares)

39,264 (0.295% of total membership, 0.453% of total regional membership)

Overall capital subscription:
$2.1 million

Paid-in capital subscription:
$0.11 million

In the Spotlight

  • Pacific Transport Update 2022
    Statutory Reports and Official Records | 9 June 2022
    Pacific Transport Update 2022

    This publication outlines how the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is supporting the transport sector in the Pacific to connect communities to essential goods and services and to promote resilience and socioeconomic growth.

  • ADB’s Transport Investments in Pacific Forecast at Over $1.6 Billion in 2022–2024
    News from Country Offices | 9 June 2022
    ADB’s Transport Investments in Pacific Forecast at Over $1.6 Billion in 2022–2024

    ADB's transport investments in the Pacific are expected to reach over $1.6 billion, including $115 million in cofinancing, for 22 projects during the 2022–2024 period, says the latest issue of the Pacific Transport Update.

  • ADB and Vanuatu Sign Grant Agreements to Support Disaster Resilience
    News from Country Offices | 11 April 2022
    ADB and Vanuatu Sign Grant Agreements to Support Disaster Resilience

    The Asian Development Bank and the Government of Vanuatu signed grant agreements totaling $2.9 million to improve resilience in the Greater Port Vila area.

  • Asian Development Bank and Vanuatu: Fact Sheet
    Brochures and Flyers | 25 April 2022
    Asian Development Bank and Vanuatu: Fact Sheet

    ADB’s assistance to Vanuatu will continue to support ongoing investments to improve transport connectivity, energy access, and urban development.

Data: Tuvalu

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 and Supply Chain 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

Tuvalu Pacific Country Office

Letasi IULAI (Mr)
Partnership House, Vaiaku, Funafuti, Tuvalu
  Tel +688 20610

Holidays 2021

The Tuvalu Pacific Country Office is closed on these dates:

New Year's Day January 1 (Friday)
Good Friday April 16 (Friday)
Easter Monday April 19 (Monday)
Te Aso Tala Lei (Gospel Day) May 10 (Monday)
Queen's Birthday June 14 (Monday)
National Youth Day August 2 (Monday)
Independence Day October 1 (Friday)
National Children's Day October 11 (Monday)
Christmas Day December 27 (Monday)
Boxing Day December 28 (Tuesday)

Last updated: 19 January 2021