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Nauru and ADB

ADB’s recent development efforts in Nauru have helped the government address considerable infrastructure needs, strengthen public financial management, raise the performance of state-owned enterprises, and improve the delivery of essential services.


ADB has been supporting Nauru since 1991, having committed loans totaling $5 million, grants of $119.6 million, and technical assistance worth $7 million. Cumulative loan and grant disbursements to Nauru amount to $19.0 million.

ADB Membership

威廉希尔体育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:
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Paid-in capital subscription:
$0.29 million

In the Spotlight

News Release

ADB Announces $1.53 Million in Grants to Help Pacific Combat COVID-19

威廉希尔体育ADB announced $1.53 million in grants from its Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund to help finance the response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), the Marshall Islands, Nauru, and Tuvalu. Nauru will receive $320,000, which will enable the country to kickstart their disaster response plans. 

News Release

Tourism-Driven Economies in the Pacific to Feel Brunt of COVID-19 Pandemic — ADB

威廉希尔体育Growth in Nauru is forecast to slow to 0.4% in FY2020 and recover to 1.1% in FY2021. This forecast assumes that Regional Processing Centre in Nauru (RPC) activity continues to moderate and that phosphate exports remain weak, while construction on a new seaport provides follow-on benefits to local services.

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How Innovation is Helping to Deliver a New Port for Nauru

Nauru’s new port, set for completion in 2021, will make imports and exports cheaper, quicker, and safer.

Related: Q&A: How a New Port is Building Skills and Knowledge in Nauru


Nauru is Getting a New Port; These Workers are Getting Much More

Construction has begun on a new port in Nauru, which will one day make imports safer, easier, and cheaper for the Pacific island nation. But a new port needs workers who know how to operate it. And that training—in key areas such as maritime safety, stevedoring, and equipment maintenance—has already begun.

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, 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


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

Nauru Pacific Country Office

Camilla SOLOMON (Ms)
Senior Country Officer
Government Building, Yaren District, Republic of Nauru

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 2020

威廉希尔体育The Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office is closed on these dates:

New Year's Day January 1 (Wednesday)
Independence Day January 31 (Friday)
Good Friday April 10 (Friday)
Easter Monday April 13 (Monday)
Easter Tuesday April 14 (Tuesday)
Constitution Day May 18 (Monday)
Angam Day October 26 (Monday)
Christmas Day December 25 (Friday)
Boxing Day December 28 (Monday)
New Year's Eve December 31 (Tuesday)

Last updated: 10 December 2019