Asian Development Bank and the Cook Islands: Fact Sheet

Publication | July 2021

Well-focused technical assistance, aimed mainly at building capacity and strengthening governance, will remain an integral part of ADB support to the Cook Islands.

The Cook Islands joined the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in 1976. ADB’s assistance has since helped increase electricity generation from renewable energy sources, improve internet connectivity, and strengthen resilience to natural disasters. The bank is also supporting the country’s COVID-19 response and recovery programs.

ADB assistance to the Cook Islands focuses on building economic resilience. Investments across health preparedness, economic management, renewable energy generation, internet connectivity, transport infrastructure, and strengthening disaster resilience will support this goal. This operational focus aligns with the government’s Economic Development Strategy.

Updated yearly, this ADB Fact Sheet provides concise information on ADB's operations in the country and contact information.

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  • ADB administration and governance
  • ADB funds and products
  • Cook Islands

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