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Cook Islands and ӯƱ

ӯƱ assistance to the Cook Islands focuses on increasing electricity generation from renewable energy sources, improving internet connectivity, enhancing information and communication technology, and strengthening resilience to natural disasters.


ӯƱ has been supporting the Cook Islands since 1976, having committed loans totaling $97.6 million, grants of $24.3 million, and technical assistance worth $12.1 million. Cumulative loan and grant disbursements to the Cook Islands amount to $76.0 million.

ӯƱ Membership

Joined 1976

Shareholding and Voting Power

Number of shares held:
282 (0.003% of total shares)

39,396 (0.296% of total membership, 0.455% of total regional membership)

Overall capital subscription:
$3.90 million

Paid-in capital subscription:
$0.19 million

In the Spotlight

Pacific Economic Monitor C July 2020

30 Jul 2020 | Publication

Pacific Economic Monitor C July 2020

Most Pacific island countries appear to have avoided direct health impacts from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Yet, the pandemic highlights the need to strengthen their health and social protection systems.

Urgent Action Needed to Support Pacific Health Systems and Economies  ӯƱ

30 Jul 2020 | ӯƱ Release

Urgent Action Needed to Support Pacific Health Systems and Economies ӯƱ

The COVID-19?pandemic is highlighting the critical need to support health and social protection systems in the Pacific region, according to the latest issue of the ӯƱ's?Pacific Economic Monitor?launched today.

ӯƱ Announces More Than $13 Million in Grants to Help Pacific Combat COVID-19

30 Jul 2020 | ӯƱ Release

ӯƱ Announces More Than $13 Million in Grants to Help Pacific Combat COVID-19

ӯƱ?today announced more than $13 million in grants to help 10 developing members in the Pacific finance their responses to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

ӯƱ's Investment for Building Urban Resilience in Pacific to Hit $900 Million

17 Jul 2020 | ӯƱ Release

ӯƱ's Investment for Building Urban Resilience in Pacific to Hit $900 Million

ӯƱ?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.

Data: Cook Islands

GDP forecasts are based on ӯƱ'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

Cofinancing operations enable ӯƱs financing partners, governments or their agencies, multilateral financing institutions, and commercial organizations to participate in financing ӯƱ 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 ӯƱs Trade Finance Program.

Project Performance, 2000-2018


Pacific Subregional Office (SPSO) - Asian Development Bank (ӯƱ)

91 Gordon Street
Suva, Fiji

??Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

? Tel +679 3318101
? Fax +679 3318074
? E-mail

Cook Islands Pacific Country Office

Ngamata P. TUARA (Ms)
Coordination and Administration Officer (Consultant)
Kaititera Part Section 105, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
? Tel +682 22697
? E-mail

About Us

The Pacific Subregional Office (SPSO) is located in Suva, Fiji and performs a full range of resident mission functions:

  • government, civil society, and private sector relations
  • policy dialogue
  • country reporting
  • aid coordination
  • external relations and information dissemination

As ӯƱ's regional representative in the Pacific, SPSO undertakes strategic planning, country programming, and economic sector work, overall portfolio management and project administration of selected projects, support for the development of knowledge products, and capacity building and regional cooperation activities. The office has close access and relations with the Pacific developing member countries it serves:

  • Cook Islands
  • Fiji
  • Kiribati
  • Niue
  • Samoa
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu

The Cook Islands Pacific Country Office supports the government in implementing its national development strategy. The office, which serves as extensions of SPSO and ӯƱ headquarters, enhances the effectiveness and impact of ӯƱ assistance in country.


Masayuki TACHIIRI (Mr)Regional Director? E-mail
Erik AELBERS (Mr)Head, Economics and Programming? E-mail
David FAY?(Mr)Head, Project Administration Unit? E-mail
S. Beatrice OLSSON (Ms)Senior Country Coordination Officer? E-mail

Holidays 2020

The Cook Islands Pacific Country Office is closed on these dates.

New Year's Day January 1 (Wednesday)
The Day After New Years Day January 2 (Thursday)
Good Friday April 10 (Friday)
Easter Monday April 13 (Monday)
Queen's Birthday June 1 (Monday)
Ra O Te Ui Ariki July 3 (Friday)
Constitution Day August 4 (Tuesday)
National Gospel Day October 26 (Monday)
Christmas Day December 25 (Friday)
Boxing Day December 28 (Monday) in lieu of December 26

Last updated: 13 January 2020