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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

威廉希尔体育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

News Release

ADB Provides $1 Million in Relief for Vanuatu After Cyclone Harold

威廉希尔体育ADB today announced a $1 million grant to the Government of Vanuatu to help fund priority recovery activities following Tropical Cyclone Harold, which tore through the center of Vanuatu on 6 April.

News Release

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.

Project Result / Case Study

Vaccinating in Vanuatu for a Healthier Future

A $15 million grant from an Asian Development Fund (ADF) 12 facility will reduce the burden of pneumonia and diarrhea in children and increase protection against the human papilloma virus in women.

威廉希尔体育Institutional Document

Pacific Energy Update 2019

威廉希尔体育This document highlights how ADB technical assistance and energy sector projects are helping to build resilient, low-carbon economies, while increasing access to clean, reliable power in the Pacific.

Data: Vanuatu

威廉希尔体育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

威廉希尔体育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

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

威廉希尔体育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)

威廉希尔体育Last updated: 10 December 2019