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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.

Pacific: News

15 Dec 2020 | News from Country Offices

Health, Social Protection to Underpin Sustainable Recovery from COVID-19

Growth in the Pacific subregion for 2020 has been further downgraded as the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic continues to squeeze the region’s economies.

08 Dec 2020 | News from Country Offices

ADB Grant to Support Urban Service Delivery, Climate and Disaster Resilience in Vanuatu

ADB has approved a $9.6 million grant for Vanuatu to boost urban resilience in the Greater Port Vila area.

04 Dec 2020 | News Release

ADB Provides $16.9 Million Grant to Help Vanuatu Respond to COVID-19

The Asian Development Bank has approved a $16.9 million grant to help the Government of Vanuatu respond to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

25 Nov 2020 | News from Country Offices

ADB to Provide $94 Million to Boost Disaster Resilience in Pacific

ADB has approved $94 million in contingent disaster financing for the third phase of the Pacific Disaster Resilience Program to help boost disaster resilience in the region.


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Perspectives on the Pacific

16 Oct 2020 | Asian Development Blog

The ghost gear that haunts the world’s oceans

Lost or discarded fishing gear has become a growing menace in our oceans, killing sea life and contributing to plastic pollution that threatens humans as well.

16 Sep 2020 | Speech

Meeting of Governors of Pacific Developing Member Countries with ADB Management - Masatsugu Asakawa

Opening speech by Masatsugu Asakawa, President, Asian Development Bank at the Meeting of Governors of Pacific Developing Member Countries with ADB Management, 16 September 2020

06 Aug 2020 | Speech

Pacific Impact Webinar Series: Achieving a new normal for the Pacific - will a COVID-19 vaccine be the key? - Ahmed Saeed

Opening remarks by Ahmed M. Saeed, ADB Vice-President, Operations 2, at the Pacific Impact Webinar Series: Achieving a new normal for the Pacific, 6 August 2020

06 Jul 2020 | Asian Development Blog

COVID-19 has created digital opportunities in the Pacific

The pandemic is changing consumer behavior and expectations in the Pacific, particularly when it comes to using digital tools for financial transactions.


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