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Tonga: Development Effectiveness Brief

Publication | July 2011
Tonga: Development Effectiveness Brief

This publication summarizes how the partnership of ADB and the Government of Tonga has helped reduce the country's poverty. By the end of 2010, Tonga had received almost $75 million in loans and technical assistance.

The Government and people of the Kingdom of Tonga have been working together with ADB since 1972. ADB has supported developments in water and sanitation, energy, transport and information and communication technology, state-owned enterprise reform, macroeconomic and fiscal management, and developing the private sector. ADB has provided, and will continue to provide, economic, and public policy advice to enhance the country's sustainable and equitable growth. Up to 31 December 2010, Tonga had received $57.79 million in loans and $17.05 million in technical assistance since becoming an ADB member.

This country brief summarizes how the partnership of ADB and the Tonga government has helped to reduce poverty and, more recently, is aiding in the country's recovery from the global economic crisis.


  • Tonga Development Indicators
  • Tonga and ADB: A Lasting Development Partnership
  • ADB's Contribution to Development and Poverty Reduction
  • Operational Effectiveness: Improving Efficiency and Performance
  • Future Challenges