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Vanuatu and ADB

ADB’s operations in Vanuatu focus on infrastructure, particularly the maritime sector and urban development, public sector management reforms, state-owned enterprise governance, and social protection.

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Vanuatu Facts

ADB's Work in Vanuatu

Vanuatu is an archipelago with a population of 300,000 people spread across 84 volcanic islands in the West Pacific. The collapse of tourism has made Vanuatu’s economic growth increasingly dependent on passport sales, public infrastructure spending, private sector construction activities, and aid flows. Rural populations are engaged in subsistence farming and limited production of copra, beef, cocoa, tuna, and kava for export.

ADB’s assistance to Vanuatu will continue to support ongoing investments to improve transport connectivity, energy access, and urban development.


Data: Vanuatu

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.

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

Results achieved are aggregate amounts of outputs and outcomes from operations reported in project completion reports and extended annual review reports circulated for the year.

Cofinancing operations enable ADB’s financing partners, governments or their agencies, multilateral financing institutions, and commercial organizations to participate in financing ADB projects.

Contact: Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office (PLCO)

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

Vanuatu Pacific Country Office
Level 5, Reserve Bank Building
Rue Emile Mercet P.O. Box 3221
Port Vila, Vanuatu
  Tel +678 23610
  E-mail

The Vanuatu Pacific Country Office is closed on these dates:

Last updated: 1 December 2021