Vanuatu and ADB

ADB supports Vanuatu’s recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic through investments in physical and social infrastructure, disaster relief financing, and public sector management reforms.

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Vanuatu Facts

ADB's Work in Vanuatu

Vanuatu became a member of ADB in 1981. To date, ADB has committed 98 public sector loans, grants, and technical assistance totaling $210.3 million to Vanuatu. Cumulative loan and grant disbursements to Vanuatu amount to $128.25 million. These were financed by concessional ordinary capital resources, the Asian Development Fund, and other special funds. ADB’s ongoing sovereign portfolio in Vanuatu includes 3 loans and 8 grants worth $70 million.


Data: Vanuatu

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 Vanuatu, 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 Vanuatu View all projects


Contact: Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office (PLCO)

Level 20, 45 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW Australia 2000

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

Tel +61 2 8270 9444
Fax +61 2 8270 9445

Vanuatu Pacific Country Office
Level 5, Reserve Bank Building
Rue Emile Mercet P.O. Box 3221
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Tel +678 23610

Shane Rosenthal (Mr)
Regional Director

The Vanuatu Pacific Country Office is closed on these dates:

Last updated: 20 December 2023