Higher Education in the Pacific Investment Program - Tranche 2 (ADB-42291-026)

  • East Asia and Pacific
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Oct 21, 2016
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The University of the South Pacific
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
Grant, Loan
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 15.40 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Grant Amount (USD)
$ 1.50 million
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Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 26, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Oct 31, 2016

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Project Description

According to ADB website, Project 2 (with additional financing) will support the expansion of the University of the South Pacific (USP) regional campus in Solomon Islands to a new location in Honiara, at the King George VI School grounds, about 4 kilometers east of the existing campus. The scope of Project 2 includes the following:

1. Construction of classrooms, an ICT studio, science laboratories, faculty offices, administrative facilities, and a clean energy component supporting a solar photo-voltaic system
2. Enhancement of ICT-based education
3. Improvement of student support services
4. Strengthening of USP governance and management
5. Strengthening project management capacity of USP staff who will be involved in project implementation.

This project is associated to approved projects (ADB-42291-024 and ADB-42291-025) and to a closed project (ADB-42291-012).

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Project Officer: Thonden, Chimi
Pacific Department, ADB
No contact information provided at the time of disclosure.

Ms. Emma Veve
Director, ADB
Telephone No.: +63 2 6831630
Email Address: eveve@adb.org
Office Address: 6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550 Metro Manila, Philippines

Executing Agency: The University of South Pacific
Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President
Telephone No.: +679 323 2313
Email Address: chandra_r@usp.ac.fj
Office Address: Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji


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