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Asian Development Bank and the Cook Islands: Fact Sheet

Publication | July 2019
Asian Development Bank and the Cook Islands: Fact Sheet

ADB assistance to the Cook Islands focuses on increasing electricity generation from renewable energy sources, improving internet connectivity, enhancing information and communication technology, and strengthening resilience to natural disasters.

ADB has been supporting the Cook Islands since 1976, having committed loans totaling $97.6 million, grants of $24.3 million, and technical assistance worth $12.1 million.

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.

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.