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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

05 Oct 2020 | News from Country Offices

ADB Announces Almost $3.2 Million in Grants to Help Fiji, Nauru, Niue Combat COVID-19

ADB has announced almost $3.2 million in grants to help three developing member countries in the Pacific finance their responses to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

10 Sep 2020 | News from Country Offices

ADB Vice-President Reaffirms Support for Tonga's Development, COVID-19 Response

ADB Vice-President Ahmed M. Saeed will conduct a virtual meeting with Tonga’s Minister for Finance, Revenue, and Customs and ADB Governor Tevita Lavemaau to discuss ADB’s ongoing support to the country’s development...

09 Sep 2020 | News from Country Offices

Targeted Responses Needed to Combat Youth Unemployment Crisis — ADB-ILO Report

Young people in the Asia and Pacific region will be hit hardest and likely bear the long-term economic costs of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a new ADB–ILO report.

28 Aug 2020 | News from Country Offices

ADB, Japan, and UNICEF Hand Over Medical Supplies to Fiji for COVID-19 Response

Personal protective equipment and other medical supplies financed by ADB, the Government of Japan, and UNICEF were delivered today to Fiji to strengthen the country’s capacity to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Perspectives on the South Pacific

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

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.

06 Jul 2020 | Asian Development Blog

COVID-19 has created digital opportunities in the Pacific

The pandemic is changing consumer behavior and expectations in the Pacific, particularly when it comes to using digital tools for financial transactions.

19 Jun 2020 | Asian Development Blog

Water, sanitation and hygiene key to Pacific’s ongoing COVID strategy

Pacific island nations have been among the top performers worldwide in controlling COVID-19. A greater emphasis on water, sanitation and hygiene practices will help continue that success.

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