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Vanuatu and ӯƱ

ӯƱ operations in Vanuatu supports three priority sectors: energy, transport, and water and other urban infrastructure and services.


ӯƱ 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.

ӯƱ Membership

Joined 1981

Shareholding and Voting Power

Number of shares held:
708 (0.007% of total shares)

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

The ghost gear that haunts the worlds oceans

16 Oct 2020 | Blog Entry

The ghost gear that haunts the worlds oceans

Lost or discarded fishing gear has become a growing menace in our oceans, killing sea life and contributing to plastic pollution that threatens humans as well.

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.

Data: Vanuatu

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 Liaison and Coordination Office (PLCO) - Asian Development Bank (ӯƱ)

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

ӯƱ 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 ӯƱ's representative office in Sydney, Australia, and also acts as a focal point for New Zealand. It allows ӯƱ 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.

PLCOs responsibilities include:

  • promoting private sector development across all 15?of ӯƱ'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 ӯƱ 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

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)

Last updated: 10 December 2019