ADB-Tuvalu Partnership Strategy

The Pacific Approach, 2016-2020, which is ADB's operational framework for the Pacific, serves as the country partnership strategy for Tuvalu and 10 other smaller Pacific island countries.

The country operations business plan (COBP), 2016-2018 for Tuvalu locuses on strengthening public sector management and the transport sector, particularly outer island port development. It supports Tuvalu’s National Strategy for Sustainable Development, 2005-2015 objectives of good governance, macroeconomic growth and stability, and sustainable economic infrastructure.

Focus of assistance

Firstly, ADB’s operations will continue implementating reforms in public sector management, supported by a policy-based program aimed at strengthening fiscal sustainability and consolidating past reform efforts undertaken by ADB. Secondly, an investment project will help improve outer islands’ port facilities, some of which were damaged during tropical cyclone Pam, to ensure the safe and efficient transfer of people and goods, promote economic development, and improve people’s livelihood in the outer islands.

The Public Communications Policy (PCP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.

The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.

In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.