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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.

Pacific: Opportunities

Procurement Plans

For ADB-financed projects, ADB's Procurement Guidelines and Guidelines for the Use of Consultants require borrowers to prepare and publish Procurement Plans once the financing of a project has been approved. The Procurement Plan captures all major goods, works and consulting services procurement that is either ongoing or expected to take place in the following 18 months.

Tenders

The latest procurement and consulting notices, as well as contracts awarded, can be found in the Projects & Tenders section.

International Staff Vacancies (Headquarters and Country Offices)

ADB recruits its International Staff from its member countries. ADB offers a competitive salary and benefits applicable to internationally recruited staff. Women are encouraged to apply.

National and Administrative Staff Vacancies

ADB recruits its National and Administrative Staff from interested applicants residing in the duty station country. ADB offers a competitive salary and benefits applicable to locally recruited staff.

Scholarship Program

The Asian Development Bank/Japan Scholarship Program offers about 150 postgraduate scholarships a year for studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at participating academic institutions.

The general public is advised to be aware of recruitment scams using the name of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Read more.

Spotlight on the Pacific

Institutional Document

Pacific Energy Update 2019

ADB will invest over $1 billion worth of energy projects in the Pacific from 2019 to 2021 to increase renewable energy generation and improve access to affordable and sustainable electricity in the subregion.

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.