Vanuatu and ADB | Asian Development Bank

Vanuatu and ADB

ADB operations in Vanuatu supports three priority sectors: energy, transport, and water and other urban infrastructure and services.

Overview

ADB has been supporting Vanuatu since 1981, committing $96.8 million in loans, $95.9 million in grants, and $25.3 million in technical assistance. Cumulative loan and grant disbursements to Tuvalu amount to $86.5 million.


ADB Membership

Joined 1981

Shareholding and Voting Power

Number of shares held:
708 (0.007% of total shares)

Votes:
39,822 (0.299% of total membership, 0.460% of total regional membership)

Overall capital subscription:
$9.79 million

Paid-in capital subscription:
$0.48 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.

Water, sanitation and hygiene key to Pacific’s ongoing COVID strategy

19 Jun 2020 | Blog Entry

Water, sanitation and hygiene key to Pacific’s ongoing COVID strategy

Pacific island nations have been among the top performers worldwide in controlling COVID-19. A greater emphasis on water, sanitation and hygiene practices will help continue that success.

Data: Vanuatu

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 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
  E-mail

ADB Extended Mission - Vanuatu

Nancy WELLS (Ms)
Senior Country Coordination Officer
P.O. Box 246 Level 5, RBV BLD Rue Emil Mercet, Port Vila, Vanuatu
  Tel +678 20300
  Fax +678 20320
  E-mail

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

Staff

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 2020

The Extended Mission in Vanuatu is closed on these dates:

New Year's Day January 1 (Wednesday)
Custom Chief's Day March 5 (Thursday)
Good Friday April 10 (Friday)
Easter Monday April 13 (Monday)
Labor Day May 1 (Friday)
Independence Day July 30 (Thursday)
Constitution Day October 5 (Monday)
Christmas Day December 25 (Friday)
Family Day December 28 (Monday)
New Year's Eve December 31 (Thursday)

Last updated: 10 December 2019