Asian Development Bank and Tonga: Fact Sheet

Publication | April 2016
Asian Development Bank and Tonga: Fact Sheet

The ADB program in Tonga has provided loans, grants and technical assistance to grow the country’s economy and improve the lives of people, particularly the poor, women, children and other vulnerable groups.

Since starting operations in Tonga in 1972, ADB has provided the country with $168.5 million in loans, grants, and technical assistance.

Tonga’s medium-term development depends on the continued implementation of structural reforms to improve productivity, remove bottlenecks to growth, and strengthen macroeconomic resilience. ADB support for Tonga in 2016–2018 will be carefully aligned with government priorities and provide continuity in key sectors, particularly economic infrastructure. ADB assistance in Tonga will focus on renewable energy, and effective and prudent macroeconomic management.

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.