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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.

South Pacific: News

24 Dec 2020 | News from Country Offices

ADB Provides FJD 2 Million Grant to Fiji After Cyclone Yasa

ADB approved a $1 million (about 2 million Fijian dollars) grant to the Government of Fiji to help fund priority recovery activities following Tropical Cyclone Yasa, which hit Fiji on 17–18 December.

15 Dec 2020 | News from Country Offices

Health, Social Protection to Underpin Sustainable Recovery from COVID-19

Growth in the Pacific subregion for 2020 has been further downgraded as the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic continues to squeeze the region’s economies.

08 Dec 2020 | News from Country Offices

ADB, Samoa Sign Grants to Help Strengthen Disaster Resilience and Upgrade Central Cross Island Road

ADB and the Government of Samoa today signed grant agreements for the ADB-supported Samoa Central Cross Island Road Upgrading Project and the third phase of the Pacific Disaster Resilience Program.

04 Dec 2020 | News from Country Offices

ADB Approves $45 Million Grant to Upgrade Tonga’s International Port

ADB has approved a $45 million grant to help rehabilitate and upgrade the Queen Salote Wharf in the Tongan capital of Nuku’alofa.


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Perspectives on the South Pacific

23 Oct 2020 | Asian Development Blog

Pathway to empowerment: women’s decision-making and access to water in the Pacific

By meeting women’s practical and strategic needs, including greater access to water and more influence in decision-making, society overall is improved and made more equitable.  

16 Sep 2020 | Speech

Meeting of Governors of Pacific Developing Member Countries with ADB Management - Masatsugu Asakawa

Opening speech by Masatsugu Asakawa, President, Asian Development Bank at the Meeting of Governors of Pacific Developing Member Countries with ADB Management, 16 September 2020

06 Aug 2020 | Speech

Pacific Impact Webinar Series: Achieving a new normal for the Pacific - will a COVID-19 vaccine be the key? - Ahmed Saeed

Opening remarks by Ahmed M. Saeed, ADB Vice-President, Operations 2, at the Pacific Impact Webinar Series: Achieving a new normal for the Pacific, 6 August 2020

05 Aug 2020 | Asian Development Blog

Two ways to help revive tourism in Asia and the Pacific

Promoting domestic travel and using “travel bubbles” will help throw a lifeline to the region's struggling tourism industry.


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