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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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How Flexible and Fast PSDI is Developing the Pacific’s Private Sector

Doing business in the Pacific is hard, but sweeping reforms carried out by the Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI) are breaking down the barriers to business in the region. PSDI is holistic, demand-driven, and 14 years on its approach is still working and very much wanted

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 supported the Cook Islands since 1976, with assistance focusing on increasing electricity generation from renewable energy sources, improving internet connectivity, developing transport infrastructure, and building resilience to natural disasters.


Economic Forecasts

Projects Cofinanced, 2014-2018

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, with assistance focusing on promoting private sector investment, broadening access to quality services and economic opportunities, and reducing economic volatility.


Economic Forecasts

Projects Cofinanced, 2014-2018

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 working with Kiribati since 1974, supporting the country in maintaining fiscal sustainability, improving the business climate, upgrading water and sanitation services, rehabilitating roads, and addressing the effects of climate change.


Economic Forecasts

Projects Cofinanced, 2014-2018

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 partnered with Samoa since 1966, supporting efforts to provide reliable and sustainable energy, safer and more efficient road and maritime transportation, better internet connectivity, and effective disaster relief.


Economic Forecasts

Projects Cofinanced, 2014-2018

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 worked with Tonga since 1972, focusing on infrastructure that will reduce the costs of key services and improve overall productivity, with major investments planned in energy, transport, and water and urban infrastructure.


Economic Forecasts

Projects Cofinanced, 2014-2018

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

ADB has supported Tuvalu since 1993, focusing on improving outer-island port facilities, building disaster resilience, promoting renewable energy sources, and sustaining good fiscal management.


Economic Forecasts

Projects Cofinanced, 2014-2018

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.


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

Coordination Offices

Cook Islands
ADB Development Coordination Office
P.O. Box 3338
Kaititera Part Section 105, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
  Tel +682 22697
  E-mail
Kiribati
Unit 303 and 304, TK Plaza, Tarawa, Kiribati
  Tel +686 22040/22041
  E-mail
Samoa
Level 6, Central Bank Building, Apia, Samoa
  Tel +685 24492
  E-mail
Tonga
Suite 3, Level 3, Reserve Bank Building, Salote Road, Kolofo’ou, Nuku’alofa, Tonga
  Tel +676 28735
  E-mail
Tuvalu
Partnership House, Vaiaku, Funafuti, Tuvalu
  Tel +688 20610
  Mobile +688 7004595
  E-mail

Holidays 2020

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

New Year's Day January 1 (Wednesday)
Good Friday April 10 (Friday)
Easter Monday April 13 (Monday)
Constitution Day September 7 (Monday)
Fiji Day October 9 (Friday) in lieu of October 10
Prophet Mohammed's Birthday November 2 (Monday)
Diwali November 16 (Monday)
Christmas Day December 25 (Friday)
Boxing Day December 28 (Monday) in lieu of December 26
New Year's Eve December 31 (Thursday)

Last updated: as of 13 January 2020