ADB-Vanuatu Partnership Strategy

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

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.

Under this COBP, ADB will continue to support three sectors: energy, transport, and water and other urban infrastructure and services. Public sector management is a new sector for ADB involvement in this COBP. Vanuatu will also be included in regional operations on agribusiness and tourism. Private sector development is supported through the Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative and the Pacific Business Investment Facility.

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.