Vanuatu and ADB
In the Spotlight
The Vanuatu Energy Access Project will increase electriﬁcation rates on the country’s two largest islands (Malekula and Espiritu Santo), and add renewable power generation capacity on Malekula.
The Port Vila Urban Development Project in Vanuatu is improving drainage, roads, and sanitation systems in and around Port Vila.
The Vanuatu country operations business plan (COBP) 2017–2019 is aligned with the strategic priorities of the Pacific Approach, 2016–2020; the Midterm Review of Strategy 2020; and the government’s Priorities and Action Agenda, 2006–2015, along with Vanuatu’s infrastructure strategic investment plan and national energy road map.
Vanuatu has posted strong economic performance in recent years, driven primarily by tourism, construction, and aid inflows from development partners. However, key constraints to implementing assistance programs persist. These include the country’s remoteness, small market size, underdeveloped institutions, and limited absorptive capacity. The rural economy is primarily agrarian, with largely subsistence farming, aside from some copra, beef, cocoa, and kava produced for export.
The country operations business plan (COBP), 2017-2019 for Vanuatu is aligned with the government’s Priorities and Action Agenda, 2006-2015, infrastructure strategic investment plan, and national energy road map. ADB operations support energy, transport, water and other urban infrastructure and services, and public sector management.
Projects in Vanuatu
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- Port Vila Urban Development Project (additional financing)
- Supporting the Vanuatu Project Management Unit and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Utilities
- Cyclone Pam Road Reconstruction Project
- Cyclone Pam School Reconstruction Project
- Supporting the Preparation of the National Sustainable Development Plan
Population living below the national poverty line in Vanuatu (2010)
Maternal mortality ratio in Vanuatu, per 100,000 live births (2015)
Average annual population growth rate in Vanuatu (2011-2016)
Population in Vanuatu, in millions (2016)