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ADB in the Pacific

The Asian Development Bank works with the Pacific's 14 developing member countries to help build resilience against economic shocks, deliver sustainable services, and promote inclusive and sustainable growth.

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ADB and Vanuatu Sign Grant for $5.3 Million Project That Targets Recovery of Poor and Vulnerable Groups from COVID-19

News Release | 10 August 2022

ADB and Vanuatu Sign Grant for $5.3 Million Project That Targets Recovery of Poor and Vulnerable Groups from COVID-19

ADB and the Government of Vanuatu signed grant agreements for a project that aims to address the needs of poor and vulnerable groups affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, while building their resilience to external shocks in the future.

ADB, Samoa Launch Tugboat as Part of Apia Port Project

News Release | 9 August 2022

ADB, Samoa Launch Tugboat as Part of Apia Port Project

ADB and the Government of Samoa participated in an inauguration ceremony for a new tugboat funded by the ADB-supported Apia Port project.

Tourism Boosts Pacific Economic Outlook, but COVID-19, Rising Prices Pose Risks

News Release | 4 August 2022

Tourism Boosts Pacific Economic Outlook, but COVID-19, Rising Prices Pose Risks

A revival in tourism is expected to boost economic growth in the Pacific in 2022 and 2023, but the COVID-19 pandemic, rising commodity prices, and climate change continue to pose risks, according to the Asian Development Bank.

ADB Approves $13 Million for Pacific Small Businesses

News Release | 29 July 2022

ADB Approves $13 Million for Pacific Small Businesses

ADB has approved $13 million to expand lending for businesses in five Pacific countries.

Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office (PLCO)

ADB’s Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office in Sydney serves as the focal point for programming, processing, and administering assistance to Nauru, the Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.

Pacific Subregional Office (SPSO)

The Pacific Subregional Office in Suva serves as the focal point of ADB for programming, processing, and administering assistance in the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Niue, Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu.

Pacific Approach: New Strategy for Pacific Small Island Developing States

The new 5-year strategy aims to help build resilience against economic shocks, deliver sustainable services, and promote inclusive and sustainable growth in the 12 smallest Pacific island countries.
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Combating COVID-19 in the Pacific

How ADB is helping Pacific Developing Member Countries cope with, and rebound from, the global pandemic.

ADB’s COVID-19 response consists of a $20 billion package announced in April 2020 and the $9 billion Asia Pacific Vaccine Access Facility (APVAX) announced in December 2020.

Committed Amount is the financing approved by ADB's Board of Directors or Management for which the legal agreement has been signed by the borrower, recipient, or the investee company and ADB.
*Projects may be listed in more than one country or subregion. The number of projects excludes short-term finance transactions under the Trade Finance, Supply Chain Finance, and Microfinance Programs.

ADB's Partners

ADB’s partnerships with donor and member countries, international development agencies, private institutions, and others are vital for helping to make a real difference in the lives of people in the Pacific.

Q&A: How ADB, New Zealand, and Australia are Helping Reform Solomon Islands’ Tax System

Article | 25 February 2022

Q&A: How ADB, New Zealand, and Australia are Helping Reform Solomon Islands’ Tax System

The $20.1 million, 5-year Domestic Resource Mobilization Project is critical in supporting Solomon Islands move to more modern tax arrangements, and help the recovery from COVID-19. 

How the Australia-ADB Partnership is Benefiting the Pacific

Article | 4 October 2021

How the Australia-ADB Partnership is Benefiting the Pacific

Australia is a founding member of ADB, which was established in 1966. For more than five decades, ADB and Australia have been partners in providing assistance to the bank’s members through cofinanced programs and projects.

How Ireland is Helping Climate-Proof the Pacific

Article | 16 March 2022

How Ireland is Helping Climate-Proof the Pacific

The Ireland-ADB partnership is helping the Pacific build resilience against the impact of climate change and natural disasters.

Reports

The latest reports, economic analyses, and growth projections for ADB’s Pacific Developing Member Countries.

Pacific Economic Monitor – August 2022

Publication | 4 August 2022

Pacific Economic Monitor – August 2022

The Pacific region is expected to grow by 4.7% in 2022 and 5.4% in 2023 as most economies emerge from the worst of the pandemic-induced downturn.

Pacific Transport Update 2022

Institutional Document | 9 June 2022

Pacific Transport Update 2022

This publication outlines how the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is supporting the transport sector in the Pacific to connect communities to essential goods and services and to promote resilience and socioeconomic growth.

Review of Opportunities for the Pacific WASH Sector

Publication | 27 December 2021

Review of Opportunities for the Pacific WASH Sector

This publication reviews the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector in the Pacific. It proposes recommendations to strengthen the sector to help address the pandemic and build long-term resilience and sustainability.