Cook Islands and ADB

ADB helps the Cook Islands strengthen resilience against climate and economic shocks and supports recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cook Islands Facts

ADB's Work in the Cook Islands

The Cook Islands, one of the smallest and most remote nations, faces challenges from a small population, narrow economic base, high exposure to disaster and climate risks and economic shocks, limited private sector activity, and high public administration and infrastructure costs.

To date, ADB has committed 59 public sector loans, grants, and technical assistance totaling $225 million to the Cook Islands. ADB’s current sovereign portfolio in the Cook Islands includes 1 loan worth $8.9 million.


Data: Cook Islands

Forecasts are based on ADB's flagship publication, the Asian Development Outlook. Updated four times a year, it analyzes economic and development issues in developing countries in Asia and the Pacific.

Development indicators for the Cook Islands, including a selection of economic, environmental, and social indicators used globally to track progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.

Results achieved are aggregate amounts of outputs and outcomes from operations reported in project completion reports and extended annual review reports circulated for the year.

Cofinancing operations enable ADB’s financing partners, governments or their agencies, multilateral financing institutions, and commercial organizations to participate in financing ADB projects.


ADB Projects in the Cook Islands View all projects


Contact: Pacific Subregional Office (SPSO)

91 Gordon Street, Suva, Fiji

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

Tel +679 3318101
Fax +679 3318074

Cook Islands Pacific Country Office
P.O. Box 3338
Kaititera Part Section 105, Avarua
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Tel +682 22970

The Cook Islands Pacific Country Office is closed on these dates:

Last updated: 21 December 2023