Asian Development Bank and the Cook Islands: Fact Sheet | Asian Development Bank

Asian Development Bank and the Cook Islands: Fact Sheet

Publication | April 2018
Asian Development Bank and the Cook Islands: Fact Sheet

ADB supports the Cook Islands’ aim to develop renewable energy sources, enhance internet connectivity, improve information and communication technology, strengthen resilience to disasters, and improve public sector effectiveness.

ADB has been supporting the Cook Islands since 1976, with loans for $83.5 million, grants for $12.3 million, and technical assistance projects for $12.1 million committed.

For the Cook Islands, ADB assistance focuses on increasing electricity generation from renewable energy sources, improving internet connectivity, enhancing information and communication technology, and strengthening resilience to natural disasters. This operational focus aligns with the strategic objectives of the government’s National Sustainable Development Plan 2016–2020.

Well-focused technical assistance, aimed mainly at building capacity and an integral part of ADB support to the Cook Islands. ADB will also explore grant financing to support the country’s water and sanitation sector.

Updated yearly, this ADB Fact Sheet provides social and economic indicators on the Cook Islands as well as concise information on ADB's operations in the country and contact information.