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Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office (PLCO)

The PLCO is ADB's representative office in Sydney, Australia and its focal point for New Zealand. It is involved in programming, processing, and administration of assistance in Nauru, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.

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30 Jul 2020 | News from Country Offices

ADB Announces More Than $13 Million in Grants to Help Pacific Combat COVID-19

ADB today announced more than $13 million in grants to help 10 developing members in the Pacific finance their responses to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

30 Jul 2020 | News from Country Offices

Urgent Action Needed to Support Pacific Health Systems and Economies — ADB

The COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting the critical need to support health and social protection systems in the Pacific region, according to the latest issue of the ADB's Pacific Economic Monitor launched today.

17 Jul 2020 | News from Country Offices

ADB's Investment for Building Urban Resilience in Pacific to Hit $900 Million

ADB and cofinancing partners’ investment to make Pacific towns and cities more livable through improved essential services is poised to reach $900 million by the end of 2022, according to a new report.

10 Jul 2020 | News Release

ADB President, Solomon Islands Minister of Finance and Treasury Discuss Support for COVID-19 Response

ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa and Solomon Islands Minister of Finance and Treasury and ADB Governor Harry Kuma today discussed how ADB can continue to support the country as it addresses the health risks and economic fallout from...

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Perspectives on the Pacific

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.

19 Jun 2020 | Asian Development Blog

Water, sanitation and hygiene key to Pacific’s ongoing COVID strategy

Pacific island nations have been among the top performers worldwide in controlling COVID-19. A greater emphasis on water, sanitation and hygiene practices will help continue that success.

22 Apr 2020 | Asian Development 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.

08 Apr 2020 | Asian Development Blog

Are Pacific power utilities ready for the impact of COVID-19?

In the fragile energy scenario of small Pacific islands, contingency plans are crucial to keep the lights on during a crisis.

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