Asian Development Bank and Kiribati: Fact Sheet

Publication | May 2020

ADB supports Kiribati in maintaining fiscal sustainability, improving the business climate, upgrading water and sanitation services, rehabilitating roads, and addressing the effects of climate change.

Kiribati has enjoyed sustained economic growth in recent times, averaging 3.9% from 2012 to 2018. While ADB provides assistance for Kiribati to optimize its fiscal sustainability and stimulate private sector activity, the country faces intractable development constraints.

ADB operations in Kiribati are covered in the ADB country operations business plan, 2020–2022 for 11 Pacific island countries, which is aligned with ADB’s Pacific Approach, 2016–2020. The business plan targets improvements to Kiribati’s growth prospects and living standards, in line with the broad objectives of Kiribati’s Vision 2016–2036.

ADB assistance to Kiribati will focus on long-term investments to improve water supply, outer-island ports, renewable energy, and business development.

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

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