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Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office (PLCO)

ADB’s Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office in Sydney serves as the focal point for programming, processing, and administering assistance to Nauru, the Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.

In the Spotlight

Article

How Flexible and Fast PSDI is Developing the Pacific’s Private Sector

Doing business in the Pacific is hard, but sweeping reforms carried out by the Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI) are breaking down the barriers to business in the region. PSDI is holistic, demand-driven, and 14 years on its approach is still working and very much wanted.

Publication

Pacific Economic Monitor – December 2019

The 2019 growth forecast for the Pacific subregion has been raised from 3.5% to 4.2%, driven mainly by higher liquefied natural gas production in Papua New Guinea and increased construction expenditure in Samoa and Solomon Islands, as well as lower-than-projected economic decline in Nauru.

Publication

Effectiveness of Foreign Development Assistance in Mitigating Natural Disasters’ Impact: Case Study of Pacific Island Countries

While natural disasters greatly hinder economic growth in the South Pacific region, official development assistance significantly mitigates such adverse effects.

Blog

In the Pacific, COVID-19 is changing the way we think about waste management

The pandemic is producing more household waste and increased amounts of dangerous medical waste. We need to manage these changes for our immediate safety and for the long-term welfare of our communities.

Nauru and ADB   ADB and Nauru: Fact Sheet

ADB has been supporting Nauru since 1991, helping the government address infrastructure needs, improve delivery of essential services, strengthen public financial management, and raise performance of state-owned enterprises.


Economic Forecasts

Projects Cofinanced, 2014-2018

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.


Solomon Islands and ADB   ADB and Solomon Islands: Fact Sheet

ADB has been supporting Solomon Islands since 1973, working closely with the Government on development strategy, transport infrastructure, private sector development, promotion of renewable energy sources, and public finance management reforms and macroeconomics.


Economic Forecasts

Projects Cofinanced, 2014-2018

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.


Vanuatu and ADB   ADB and Vanuatu: Fact Sheet

ADB has been working with Vanuatu since 1981, supporting three priority sectors: energy, transport, and water and other urban infrastructure and services.


Economic Forecasts

Projects Cofinanced, 2014-2018

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.


Fact Sheets

ADB and Australia

Australia has contributed $8.54 billion in capital subscription as of 31 December 2018. It has contributed and committed $2.86 billion to Special Funds since joining in 1966.

ADB and New Zealand

New Zealand has contributed $2.27 billion in capital subscription as of 31 December 2018. It has contributed and committed $198.69 million to Special Funds since joining in 1966.


Staff

Anna Charlotte SCHOU-ZIBELL (Ms)Regional Director  E-mail
Matthew HODGE (Mr)Deputy Regional Director and Senior Country Specialist  E-mail
Sally SHUTE-TREMBATH (Ms)External Communications Specialist  E-mail

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

Extended Missions

Nauru Pacific Country Office
Camilla SOLOMON (Ms)
 
Solomon Islands Pacific Country Office
Level 1, Heritage Park Commercial Building
Mendana Avenue, Honiara, Solomon Islands
  Tel +677 23333
  E-mail
Vanuatu Pacific Country Office
Level 5, Reserve Bank Building
Rue Emile Mercet P.O. Box 3221, Port Vila, Vanuatu
  Tel +678 23610
  E-mail

Holidays 2020

The Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office is closed on these dates:

New Year's Day January 1 (Wednesday)
Australia Day January 27 (Monday)
Good Friday April 10 (Friday)
Easter Monday April 13 (Monday)
Queen's Birthday June 8 (Monday)
Bank Holiday August 3 (Monday)
Labour Day October 5 (Monday)
Christmas Day December 25 (Friday)
Boxing Day December 28 (Monday)
New Year's Eve December 31 (Thursday)

Last updated: 13 January 2020