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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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News Release | 15 Nov 2021

ADB, FSM Sign $5.5 Million Grant to Develop Road Projects

The Asian Development Bank and the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) have signed a $5.5 million grant to help fund the preparation of ADB-supported road transport projects in the FSM.

News Release | 16 Nov 2021

ADB Approves New Facility to Support Pacific’s Renewable Energy Projects

The Asian Development Bank has approved a $3 million facility to fund project preparations for ADB-supported clean energy projects in the Pacific. 

News Release | 01 Dec 2021

ADB Welcomes New Legislation to Improve SOEs in PNG

ADB has welcomed the publication of the Kumul Consolidated Holdings Authorisation (Amendment) Act 2021 in Papua New Guinea’s National Gazette, a key step in efforts to reform governance, increase transparency, and improve...

News Release | 09 Nov 2021

ADB, Tonga Launch Joint Disaster Risk Management Work at COP26

ADB has joined with the Government of Tonga to showcase findings of a groundbreaking report analyzing climate and disaster risk management in the Pacific nation, one of the most vulnerable in the world to the impact of climate change.

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.

Article | 16 Dec 2021

ADB-World Bank Partnership Helping Pacific Reach Development Goals

In 2020, the World Bank Group cofinanced with ADB nine projects for a total of $1.3 billion, including three COVID-19-related projects.

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 | 14 Dec 2021

Pacific Economic Monitor – December 2021

The Pacific region is expected to contract by 0.6% in 2021, and to grow by 4.7% in 2022.