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Kiribati and ADB

ADB supports Kiribati in maintaining fiscal sustainability, improving the business climate, upgrading water and sanitation services, rehabilitating roads, and addressing the effects of climate change.


ADB has been working with Kiribati since 1974, having committed loans and grants totaling $96.97 million and technical assistance worth $20.02 million. Cumulative loan and grant disbursements to Kiribati from concessional ordinary capital resources and the Asian Development Fund amount to $56.8 million.

ADB Membership

Joined 1974

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:
$5.89 million

Paid-in capital subscription:
$0.29 million

In the Spotlight

ADB's Investment for Building Urban Resilience in Pacific to Hit $900 Million

17 Jul 2020 | News Release

ADB's Investment for Building Urban Resilience in Pacific to Hit $900 Million

ADB and cofinancing partners’ investment to make Pacific towns and cities more livable through improved essential services is poised to reach $900 million by the end of 2022, according to a new report.

Pacific Urban Update 2020

17 Jul 2020 | Institutional Document

Pacific Urban Update 2020

This document provides an overview of ADB’s active and proposed urban programs, projects, and technical assistance initiatives in the Pacific region as of December 2019.

COVID-19 has created digital opportunities in the Pacific

06 Jul 2020 | Blog Entry

COVID-19 has created digital opportunities in the Pacific

The pandemic is changing consumer behavior and expectations in the Pacific, particularly when it comes to using digital tools for financial transactions.

ADB to Support Improved Connectivity in Kiribati's Outer Islands

01 Jul 2020 | News Release

ADB to Support Improved Connectivity in Kiribati's Outer Islands

ADB announced the approval of a $12 million grant to help fund improved safety and resilience of transport connectivity in Kiribati’s Gilbert Group of islands: Abaiang, Beru, Nonouti, and Tabiteuea South.

Data: Kiribati

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, 2014-2018

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

Download data: Success Rates Database


Pacific Subregional Office (SPSO) - Asian Development Bank (ADB)

91 Gordon Street
Suva, Fiji

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

  Tel +679 3318101
  Fax +679 3318074

Kiribati Pacific Country Office

Teatao TIRA (Mr)
Senior Country Officer
Unit 303 and 304, TK Plaza, Tarawa, Kiribati
  Tel +686 22040/22041

About Us

The Kiribati Pacific Country Office supports the government in implementing its national development strategy. The office, which serves as extensions of SPSO and ADB headquarters, enhances the effectiveness and impact of ADB assistance in country.


Masayuki TACHIIRI (Mr)Regional Director  E-mail
Erik AELBERS (Mr)Head, Economics and Programming  E-mail
David FAY (Mr)Head, Project Administration Unit  E-mail
Lily-Anne HOMASI (Ms)Senior Economics Officer  E-mail

Holidays 2020

The Kiribati Pacific Country Office is closed on these dates.

New Year's Day January 1 (Wednesday)
International Women’s Day March 9 (Monday)
Good Friday April 10 (Friday)
Easter Monday April 13 (Monday)
National Culture & Senior Citizens Day July 10 (Friday)
National Day July 13 (Monday)
National Youth & Children’s Day August 3 (Monday)
Human Rights Day December 10 (Thursday)
Christmas Day December 25 (Friday)
Boxing Day December 28 (Monday)

Last updated: 13 January 2020