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Vanuatu and ADB

ADB operations in Vanuatu supports three priority sectors: energy, transport, and water and other urban infrastructure and services.

Overview

ADB has been supporting Vanuatu since 1981, committing $96.8 million in loans, $95.9 million in grants, and $25.3 million in technical assistance. Cumulative loan and grant disbursements to Tuvalu amount to $86.5 million.


ADB Membership

Joined 1981

Shareholding and Voting Power

Number of shares held:
708 (0.007% of total shares)

Votes:
39,822 (0.299% of total membership, 0.460% of total regional membership)

Overall capital subscription:
$9.79 million

Paid-in capital subscription:
$0.48 million

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 Vanuatu: Fact Sheet

02 Feb 2021 | Publication

Asian Development Bank and Vanuatu: Fact Sheet

ADB operations in Vanuatu support three priority sectors: energy, transport, and water and other urban infrastructure and services.

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.

Grant of $16.9 Million to Help Vanuatu Cope with COVID-19

18 Dec 2020 | Video

Grant of $16.9 Million to Help Vanuatu Cope with COVID-19

Vanuatu has been hit hard by the impact of COVID-19 but a grant of $16.9 million from the ADB will help shore up the country’s health services and provide much-needed support to businesses and families

Data: Vanuatu

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 Finance Program.


Project Performance, 2000-2018

Contact

Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office (PLCO) - Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Level 20, 45 Clarence Street
Sydney, NSW Australia 2000

  Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

  Tel +61 2 8270 9444
  Fax +61 2 8270 9445
  E-mail

ADB Extended Mission - Vanuatu

Nancy WELLS (Ms)
Senior Country Coordination Officer
P.O. Box 246 Level 5, RBV BLD Rue Emil Mercet, Port Vila, Vanuatu
  Tel +678 20300
  Fax +678 20320
  E-mail

About Us

The Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office (PLCO) is ADB's representative office in Sydney, Australia, and also acts as a focal point for New Zealand. It allows ADB to be more responsive to the development needs of the Pacific and further strengthens its relations with governments, the private sector, and nongovernment organizations (NGOs) in the region.

It is involved in programming, processing, and administration of assistance in Nauru, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.

PLCO’s responsibilities include:

  • promoting private sector development across all 15 of ADB's Pacific developing member countries
  • hosting joint activities and holding consultations with academic and research institutions, and civil society
  • coordinating and hosting high-level visits from ADB Headquarters to Australia, New Zealand, and countries of responsibility
  • facilitating country reporting and updating, aid coordination, external relations and information dissemination

Staff

Lotte SCHOU-ZIBELL (Ms)Regional Director  Email
Sally SHUTE-TREMBATH (Ms)External Communications Specialist  Email
Matthew HODGE (Mr)Deputy Regional Director and Senior Country Specialist  Email

Holidays 2021

The Extended Mission in Vanuatu is closed on these dates:

New Year's Day January 1 (Friday)
Custom Chief's Day March 5 (Friday)
Good Friday April 2 (Friday)
Easter Monday April 5 (Monday)
Labor Day May 3 (Monday) in lieu of May 1 (Saturday)
Independence Day July 30 (Friday)
Unity Day November 29 (Monday)
Christmas Day December 24 (Friday) in lieu of December 25 (Saturday)
Boxing Day December 28 (Tuesday)
New Year's Eve December 31 (Friday)

Last updated: 12 January 2020