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Asian Development Bank and Tonga: Fact Sheet

Publication | April 2019
Asian Development Bank and Tonga: Fact Sheet

ADB’s program in Tonga focuses on investments in energy, information and communication technology, transport, and water and urban infrastructure that will reduce the costs of key services and improve overall productivity.

ADB began working with Tonga in 1972 and has since committed $70.2 million in loans, $121.2 million in grants, and $23.3 million in technical assistance for the country. Since 2008, ADB has significantly scaled up both its financial and technical support to Tonga, committing $87.7 million in grants and concessional loans, mobilizing $44.9 million in cofinancing, and providing about $8 million in technical assistance. ADB’s Pacific Approach, 2016–2020, which serves as the country partnership strategy for Tonga, has at its core the promotion of sustainable, inclusive economic growth and social development.

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.