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威廉希尔体育ADB assistance to Palau concentrates on improving public sector performance and promoting private sector development in the country.

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

Palau’s growth in 2019 of -3.0% is expected to fall again in 2020 to -4.5%, with visitor arrivals falling further because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Palau’s economy is expected to recover as travel restrictions are gradually lifted, with growth projected to rebound to 1.2% in 2021. Download report


ADB Expands Presence in Palau with Opening of New Office

ADB joined the Government of Palau in an inauguration ceremony to officially open the ADB Pacific Country Office (PCO) in Koror.

Institutional Document

Pacific Energy Update 2019

ADB will invest over $1 billion worth of energy projects in the Pacific from 2019 to 2021 to increase renewable energy generation and improve access to affordable and sustainable electricity in the subregion.


Reliable Internet Connection is Helping Promote Tourism in Palau

威廉希尔体育Tourism in the Pacific is increasing and a key driver of economic growth. In Palau, recent internet connection upgrade is helping promote the island country's tourism industry.  

Economic Forecast

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.

Poverty in Palau

Development indicators for Palau, including a selection of economic, environmental, and social indicators used globally to track progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.

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

ADB Projects in Palau

Project Results


11 Jun 2020 | News from Country Offices

Renewable Energy Investment, Business Continuity Plans Key to Pacific Utilities Rebounding from COVID-19

威廉希尔体育CEOs of utility companies from 11 Pacific countries laid the foundations of an action plan and explored new investment priorities and needs to help their sector recover from the impact of COVID-19 during a virtual meeting...

22 Apr 2020威廉希尔体育 | News from Country Offices

ADB Announces $15 Million Loan to Help Palau Combat COVID-19

威廉希尔体育The Government of Palau will draw down on a $15 million policy-based loan from ADB's Disaster Resilience Program to help finance the country’s response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

03 Apr 2020 | News from Country Offices

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

The economies of the Cook Islands, Fiji, Palau, Samoa, and Vanuatu are the Pacific countries likely to feel the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report by ADB released today.

06 Mar 2020威廉希尔体育 | News from Country Offices

Leah Gutierrez Begins as ADB's Pacific Director General

Leah Gutierrez is ADB's new Director General for its Pacific Department.


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