Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office (PLCO)
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, academia, media and other key stakeholders in the region.
PLCO’s responsibilities include:
- promoting private sector development across all 14 of ADB's Pacific developing member countries via the Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative, which is co-financed by the Governments of Australia and New Zealand;
- 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; and
- facilitating country reporting and updating, aid coordination, external relations and information dissemination.
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Countries in the Pacific should improve their debt monitoring systems and strengthen investment prioritization to better manage the risk of debt distress, says the latest issue of ADB's Pacific Economic Monitor.
ADB is expanding its presence in 11 Pacific island countries to enhance the impact of its growing program of assistance in the subregion.
ADB's Board of Directors has approved a $6 million grant to finance a Transport Sector Project Development Facility for Solomon Islands
Prime Minister of PNG Mr. Peter O’Neill joined ADB Pacific Department Director General Ms. Carmela Locsin and ADB Country Director for PNG Mr. David Hill in inaugurating the new premises of ADB’s resident mission today.
ADB today signed agreements to help deliver high-speed internet to Kiribati and Nauru through a submarine cable project.
The Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office is closed on these dates:
|New Year's Day||January 1 (Tuesday)|
|Australia Day||January 28 (Monday)|
|Good Friday||April 19 (Friday)|
|Easter Monday||April 22 (Monday)|
|Anzac Day||April 25 (Thursday)|
|Queen's Birthday||June 10 (Monday)|
|Labour Day||October 7 (Monday)|
|Christmas Day||December 25 (Wednesday)|
|Boxing Day||December 26 (Thursday)|
|New Year's Eve||December 31 (Tuesday)|