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Tonga and ADB

ADB’s program in Tonga focuses on investments in energy, information and communication technology, transport, and water and urban infrastructure that will reduce the costs of key services and improve overall productivity.

Overview

ADB began working with Tonga in 1972 and has since committed $70.2 million in loans, $207.9 million in grants, and $23.3 million in technical assistance for the country. Cumulative loan and grant disbursements to Tonga amount to $134.4 million.


ADB Membership

Joined 1972

Shareholding and Voting Power

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

Votes:
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.

A Power of Good: How ADB's Climate-Resilient investment is Boosting Tonga's Energy Future

13 Jul 2020 | Project Result / Case Study

A Power of Good: How ADB's Climate-Resilient investment is Boosting Tonga's Energy Future

Energy security is an ever-present concern for Tonga. To address the dual challenges of climate change and energy security, the Government of Tonga confirmed the Renewable Energy Act in 2008.

For Tonga, a Power Supply That can Withstand a Cyclone is a Matter of Life and Death

13 Jul 2020 | Video

For Tonga, a Power Supply That can Withstand a Cyclone is a Matter of Life and Death

Investment from ADB and other partners is making sure Tonga’s power infrastructure can better stand up under the cyclones and storms that are a part of life in the Pacific.

Q&A: In Tonga, More Resilient Power Infrastructure Isn’t Only About More Reliable Electricity—it’s About Saving Lives

13 Jul 2020 | Article

Q&A: In Tonga, More Resilient Power Infrastructure Isn’t Only About More Reliable Electricity—it’s About Saving Lives

ADB, Dr. ‘Ana talks about the challenges of operating a hospital with an unreliable power supply and how Tonga’s more resilient infrastructure has benefited the lives of doctors and patients in Vaiola Hospital.

Data: Tonga

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

Contact

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
  E-mail

Tonga Pacific Country Office

Tatafu MOEAKI (Mr)
Senior Country Coordination Officer
Suite 3, Level 3, Reserve Bank Building, Salote Road, Kolofo’ou, Nuku’alofa, Tonga
  Tel +676 28735
  E-mail

About Us

The Tonga 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.

Staff

Masayuki TACHIIRI (Mr)Regional Director  Email
Erik AELBERS (Mr)Head, Economics and Programming  Email
David FAY (Mr)Head, Project Administration Unit  Email
Tatafu MOEAKI (Mr)Senior Country Coordination Officer  Email

Holidays 2020

The Tonga Pacific Country Office is closed on these dates:

New Year's Day January 1 (Wednesday)
Good Friday April 10 (Friday)
Easter Monday April 13 (Monday)
ANZAC Day April 27 (Monday) in lieu of April 25
Emancipation Day June 8 (Monday)
Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala’s Birthday September 17 (Thursday)
Constitution Day (Tonga National Day) November 2 (Monday)
King George Tupou I Day December 7 (Monday)
Christmas Day December 25 (Friday)
Boxing Day December 28 (Monday) in lieu of December 26

Last updated: 13 January 2020