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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

ADB has been supporting the Cook Islands since 1976. ADB assists the Cook Islands to build resilience against economic shocks and supports its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.


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

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.


Fiji and ADB   ADB and Fiji: Fact Sheet

ADB has been supporting Fiji since 1970. ADB’s support to Fiji focuses on achieving economic recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and building resilience to future economic shocks.


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

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 since 1974. ADB’s support to Kiribati focuses on promoting economic opportunities by strengthening fiscal sustainability, improving the business climate, and upgrading infrastructure.


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

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.


Samoa and ADB   ADB and Samoa: Fact Sheet

ADB has been supporting Samoa since 1966. Beyond COVID-19 recovery, ADB assistance to Samoa will focus on energy investments, upgrading port facilities, constructing climate-resilient roads, and supporting private enterprises to create more jobs.


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

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.


Tonga and ADB   ADB and Tonga: Fact Sheet

ADB has been supporting Tonga since 1972. ADB is assisting Tonga with COVID-19 response, improvements of the health systems, transport infrastructure, climate resilience, disaster recovery, renewable energy, and urban development.


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

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.


Tuvalu and ADB   ADB and Tuvalu: Fact Sheet

ADB has been supporting Tuvalu since 1993. ADB priorities in Tuvalu include improving maritime facilities, strengthening disaster resilience, advancing renewable energy, upgrading water and sanitation, promoting health and COVID-19 preparedness, and enhancing prudent fiscal management.


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

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.


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 2022

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

New Year's Day January 3 (Monday)
Good Friday April 15 (Friday)
Easter Monday April 18 (Monday)
Constitution Day September 7 (Wednesday)
Prophet Mohammed's Birthday October 7 (Friday)
Fiji Day October 10 (Monday)
Diwali October 25 (Tuesday)
Christmas Day December 26 (Monday), in lieu of December 25
Boxing Day December 27 (Tuesday), in lieu of December 26
New Year's Eve December 30 (Friday)

Last updated: 7 January 2022