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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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Publication | 29 Jul 2021

Pacific Economic Monitor – July 2021

The Pacific is expected to recover with moderate growth of 0.3% in 2021 and 4.0% in 2022, with tourism and widespread vaccination playing key roles

News Release | 29 JUL 2021

Pacific Economic Outlook Weakens, But Vaccination Progress Provides Optimism — ADB

Despite a weakening economic growth forecast for the Pacific, recent progress in vaccination rollouts and stronger public health measures are providing optimism for the safe reopening of borders in the near term.

Institutional Document | 13 Jul 2021

Pacific Transport Sector Assessment, Strategy, and Road Map 2021-2025

This publication gives an overview of key transport issues in ADB's Pacific developing member countries and of the bank’s planned 2021–2025 transport sector operations in the region.


ADB Launches Transport Strategy for Pacific

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has launched a new strategy to help ADB’s Pacific developing member countries (DMCs) improve connectivity and tackle other core development challenges across the Pacific over the next 5 years.

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.

Article | 27 Jan 2020

Australia and ADB: 54 years on, a partnership that keeps delivering results for the Asia Pacific

The long-term ADB-Australia partnership is delivering critical infrastructure, investment, and training to improve the lives of people in Asia and the Pacific.

Video | 26 Mar 2020

In Ebeye - Clean, Running Water is a Lifesaver

A new water and sewage plant in Ebeye, one of the most densely populated locations on earth, is helping to ease the prevalence of water-borne diseases.

Article | 12 May 2021

Ireland and ADB helping small island states in the Pacific respond to climate change

This article provides an important update of the achievements of ADB’s Irish Trust Fund. 


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

Publication | 28 Apr 2021

Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2021: Financing a Green and Inclusive Recovery

This report presents economic prospects for developing Asia and the Pacific. It includes analysis of the impacts of school closures caused by the pandemic and a theme chapter on financing a green and inclusive recovery.

Institutional Document | 30 Apr 2021

Pacific Urban Development, Water, and Sanitation Sector Road Map 2021–2025

This document lays out the vision and strategy of ADB for sustainable urban development programs, projects, and technical assistance in its Pacific developing member countries from 2021 to 2025.

Publication | 15 Dec 2020

Pacific Economic Monitor – December 2020

Sufficient provisioning for health and social protection will help support a swift, inclusive recovery in Pacific island countries.