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Nauru and ADB

As the country begins its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, ADB assistance to Nauru will continue to support ongoing investments to improve transport infrastructure, expand internet connectivity, and promote renewable energy.


ADB has been supporting Nauru since 1991, having committed a loan of $5 million, grants of $75.3 million, technical assistance worth $6.4 million, and ADB-administered cofinancing of $54.7 million. Cumulative loan and grant disbursements to Nauru amount to $27.8 million.

ADB Membership

Joined 1991

Shareholding and Voting Power

Number of shares held:
426 (0.004% of total shares)

39,540 (0.297% of total membership, 0.457% of total regional membership)

Overall capital subscription:
$6.14 million

Paid-in capital subscription:
$0.3 million

In the Spotlight

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    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.

Data: Nauru

GDP 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.

Projects Cofinanced

Cofinancing operations enable ADB’s financing partners, governments or their agencies, multilateral financing institutions, and commercial organizations to participate in financing ADB projects. Additional funds are provided in the form of official loans and grants, technical assistance, other concessional financing, and commercial cofinancing such as B loans, risk transfer arrangements, parallel loans and equity, guarantee cofinancing, and cofinancing for transactions under ADB’s Trade Finance Program.

Project Performance, 2000-2018


Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office (PLCO) - Asian Development Bank (ADB)

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

About Us

The Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office (PLCO) is ADB's representative office in Sydney, Australia, and also acts as a focal point for New Zealand. It allows ADB to be more responsive to the development needs of the Pacific and further strengthens its relations with governments, the private sector, and nongovernment organizations (NGOs) in the region.

It is involved in programming, processing, and administration of assistance in Nauru, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.

PLCO’s responsibilities include:

  • promoting private sector development across all 15 of ADB's Pacific developing member countries
  • hosting joint activities and holding consultations with academic and research institutions, and civil society
  • coordinating and hosting high-level visits from ADB Headquarters to Australia, New Zealand, and countries of responsibility
  • facilitating country reporting and updating, aid coordination, external relations and information dissemination


Lotte SCHOU-ZIBELL (Ms)Regional Director  Email
Sally SHUTE-TREMBATH (Ms)External Communications Specialist  Email
Matthew HODGE (Mr)Deputy Regional Director and Senior Country Specialist  Email

Holidays 2021

The Nauru Pacific Country Office is closed on these dates:

New Year's Day January 1 (Friday)
Independence Day February 1 (Monday), in lieu of January 31
Good Friday April 2 (Friday)
Easter Monday April 5 (Monday)
Constitution Day May 18 (Tuesday)
Reconciliation Day June 1 (Tuesday)
Queen's Birthday June 8 (Tuesday)
Angam Day October 26 (Tuesday)
Christmas Day December 24 (Friday), in lieu of December 25
New Year's Eve December 31 (Friday)

Last updated: 6 December 2021