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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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Article | 04 Oct 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.

News Release | 28 Sep 2021

ADB, New Zealand, and Australia to Help Government Reform Solomon Islands’ Tax System

The Asian Development Bank has joined with the governments of New Zealand and Australia to help Solomon Islands overhaul its tax system to expand and secure the country’s revenue base.

Video | 23 Sep 2021

How Solar Power is Boosting Business, Education in the Cook Islands

Life in the outer islands of the Cook Islands has been transformed with the transition to clean, affordable, and reliable solar power.

News Release | 08 Sep 2021

ADB, Vanuatu Sign $5 Million Grant to Boost Transport Projects

The Asian Development Bank and the Government of Vanuatu today signed a $5 million grant to help fund the preparation of ADB-supported land, maritime, and aviation projects in Vanuatu.

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 | 04 Oct 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.

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. 

Reports

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.