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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ADB annual operations exceeded the $30 billion mark for the first time in its 50-year history last year as regional demand for development finance and knowledge — particularly on infrastructure — continues to grow.
The Government of Australia has provided AU$316,500 ($237,375) in additional financing to the ongoing Microfinance Expansion Project, designed to increase access to financial services for the people of Papua New Guinea.
With growth in the Solomon Islands expected to moderate to 3% in 2017 and 2.8% in 2018, tourism is being viewed as an untapped source for economic growth, says a new ADB report.
ADB and the Government of Tuvalu today signed an $11.8 million grant to fund the improvement of Tuvalu’s outer island ports, making the transfer of people and the loading and offloading of goods safer and more efficient.
Pacific economies face gradually improving growth prospects in the next 12 months on the back of stronger economic fundamentals, says a new ADB report launched today.
The Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office is closed on these dates:
|New Year's Day||January 2 (Monday)|
|Australia Day||January 26 (Thursday)|
|Good Friday||April 14 (Friday)|
|Easter Monday||April 17 (Monday)|
|Anzac Day||April 25 (Tuesday)|
|Queen's Birthday||June 12 (Monday)|
|Labour Day||October 2 (Monday)|
|Christmas Day||December 25 (Monday)|
|Boxing Day||December 26 (Tuesday)|
|New Year's Eve||December 29 (Friday) in lieu of December 31|
Last updated: as of 24 April 2017