Asian Development Bank and Tonga: Fact Sheet | Asian Development Bank

Asian Development Bank and Tonga: Fact Sheet

Publication | April 2018
Asian Development Bank and Tonga: Fact Sheet

ADB supports Tonga to strengthen the country’s capacity for macro fiscal management and in improving its long-term growth prospects through structural reforms and major transformative infrastructure projects.

ADB began working with Tonga in 1972. It has since committed loans, grants and technical assistance totaling $194.17 million. Over the past 10 years, ADB has significantly scaled up both its financial and technical support to Tonga, reflecting the country’s development needs and policy reform efforts.

ADB’s operational program for 2018–2020 has a significant focus on infrastructure that will reduce the costs of key services and improve overall productivity, with major investments planned in energy, information and communication technology, transport, and water and urban infrastructure. These investments are in line with the Tonga Strategic Development Framework II, 2015–2025 and the government’s National Infrastructure Investment Plan, 2013–2023.

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