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Pacific Subregional Office (SPSO)

The SPSO serves as the focal point of ADB for programming, processing, and administering assistance in the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Niue, Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu.

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Ireland and ADB Helping Small Island States in the Pacific Respond to Climate Change

In an interview with ADB, Ireland’s Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Colm Brophy, T.D., discusses the urgency of the climate change threat in the Pacific, what impact the Fund is already having on the ground, and how other partners can step up to meet this critical challenge.

News Release

Tourism-Driven Economies in the Pacific to Feel Brunt of COVID-19 Pandemic — ADB

The economies of the Cook Islands, Fiji, Palau, Samoa, and Vanuatu are the Pacific countries likely to feel the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report by ADB released today.

News Release

Kacific1 Satellite Launch to Bring Affordable Internet to Remote Parts of Asia and Pacific

Kacific Broadband Satellites International Limited (Kacific) has launched the Kacific1 satellite to expand high-speed broadband internet access across Asia and the Pacific. 

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.

Cook Islands and ADB   ADB and Cook Islands: Fact Sheet

The Cook Islands joined ADB in 1976. ADB’s assistance has since helped increase electricity generation from renewable energy sources, improve internet connectivity, and strengthen resilience to natural disasters. The bank is also supporting the country’s COVID-19 response and recovery programs.


Economic Forecasts

Projects Cofinanced

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.


Fiji and ADB   ADB and Fiji: Fact Sheet

ADB has been supporting Fiji since 1970 and is currently working with the national government based on the country partnership strategy, 2019–2023. ADB engagement in Fiji focuses on achieving economic recovery beyond COVID-19, driven by sustained and inclusive economic growth led by the private sector.


Economic Forecasts

Projects Cofinanced

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.


Results of ADB-Supported Operations, 2010-2018

Results achieved are aggregate amounts of outputs and outcomes from operations reported in project completion reports and extended annual review reports circulated for the year.


Kiribati and ADB   ADB and Kiribati: Fact Sheet

ADB has been supporting Kiribati to build fiscal stability and upgrade infrastructure since 1974. Core areas of ongoing support include helping to reduce poverty, improve the business climate and create economic opportunities, enhance disaster resilience and fiscal sustainability; and upgrade infrastructure, including sanitation, water supply, transport, and renewable energy assets.


Economic Forecasts

Projects Cofinanced

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.


Samoa and ADB   ADB and Samoa: Fact Sheet

ADB has assisted Samoa since 1966, with investments in critical infrastructure and support for policy reforms, public financial management, and increased climate resilience. Samoa has made strong progress on achieving development priorities relating to poverty, gender, health, education, and environmental sustainability.


Economic Forecasts

Projects Cofinanced

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.


Tonga and ADB   ADB and Tonga: Fact Sheet

ADB has been supporting Tonga since 1972, with a focus on overcoming medium-term development issues. ADB’s assistance has helped implement structural reforms to improve productivity, enhance disaster and climate resilience, and strengthen macroeconomic foundations. Over the past year, the bank has also supported the Government of Tonga’s response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis.


Economic Forecasts

Projects Cofinanced

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.


Tuvalu and ADB   ADB and Tuvalu: Fact Sheet

Tuvalu has been a member of ADB since 1993. ADB’s assistance has concentrated on improving macroeconomic growth and stability, advancing renewable energy, upgrading transport assets, expanding health coverage, and building disaster resilience.


Economic Forecasts

Projects Cofinanced

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.


South Pacific: Project Results View all project results in the South Pacific

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Contact

Pacific Subregional Office (SPSO) - Asian Development Bank (ADB)

91 Gordon Street
Suva, Fiji

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday

  Tel +679 3318101
  Fax +679 3318074
  Email

Pacific Country Offices

Cook Islands Pacific Country Office
ADB Development Pacific Country Offices
P.O. Box 3338
Kaititera Part Section 105, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
  Tel +682 22697
  E-mail
Kiribati Pacific Country Office
Unit 303 and 304, TK Plaza, Tarawa, Kiribati
  Tel +686 22040/22041
  E-mail
Samoa Pacific Country Office
Level 7, Central Bank of Samoa Building, 1 Apia City Boulevard, Apia, Samoa
  Tel +685 21900/21424
  E-mail
Tonga Pacific Country Office
Suite 3, Level 3, Reserve Bank Building, Salote Road, Kolofo’ou, Nuku’alofa, Tonga
  Tel +676 28735
  E-mail
Tuvalu Pacific Country Office
Partnership House, Vaiaku, Funafuti, Tuvalu
  Tel +688 20610
  Mobile +688 7004595
  E-mail

Holidays 2021

The Pacific Subregional Office (SPSO) is closed on these dates:

New Year's Day January 1 (Friday)
Good Friday April 2 (Friday)
Easter Monday April 5 (Monday)
Constitution Day September 7 (Tuesday)
Fiji Day October 11 (Monday) in lieu of October 10
Prophet Mohammed's Birthday October 18 (Monday)
Diwali November 4 (Thursday)
Christmas Day December 27 (Monday)
Boxing Day December 28 (Tuesday)
New Year's Eve December 31 (Friday)

Last updated: 3 September 2021