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Asian Development Bank and Tonga: Fact Sheet
dc.description.abstractUpdated yearly, this ADB Fact Sheet provides social and economic indicators on Tonga as well as concise information on ADB's operations in the country and contact information. The Pacific nation of Tonga has made progress toward achieving many of the targets in the internationally agreed Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for poverty reduction. Steadily improving general health indicators join high literacy rates and good school enrollment ratios, although lifestyle diseases have increased rapidly. Against this progress, social services in Nuku’alofa are deteriorating and sanitation, drainage, roads, and waste disposal are in need of attention. Some 23% of Tongan households are estimated to experience periodic difficulties in meeting their basic needs. There are signs of rising ruralurban drift toward the main islands, attributed to a lack of income-generating opportunities and traditional obligations that some find burdensome.
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.titleAsian Development Bank and Tonga: Fact Sheet
dc.subject.expertWorld Health Organization
dc.subject.expertUrban Health Services
dc.subject.expertRural Health Services
dc.subject.expertNutrition and Health Care
dc.subject.expertHealth Aspects of Poverty
dc.subject.expertHealth and Hygiene and the Poor
dc.subject.expertEducation, Health and Social Protection
dc.subject.expertAccess to Health Care
dc.subject.expertSocial Aspects Of Poverty
dc.subject.adbDisease Control
dc.subject.adbOccupational Hygiene
dc.subject.adbMedical Services
dc.subject.adbHealth Costs
dc.subject.adbWater Quality
dc.subject.adbRespiratory Diseases
dc.subject.adbHealth Indicators
dc.subject.adbDisadvantaged Groups
dc.subject.adbDisadvantaged Groups
dc.subject.naturalCost of medical care
dc.subject.naturalHealth status indicators
dc.subject.naturalSanitation services
dc.subject.naturalPrevention of disease
dc.subject.naturalHealth status indicators
dc.subject.naturalCost and standard of living
dc.title.seriesFact Sheets
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.adminregionPacific Region
oar.authorAsian Development Bank

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    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Fact Sheets provide concise information on ADB member economies, their operations, and their contact information. They also provide summaries of the most recent and current ADB-assisted programs and ongoing challenges as well as future directions for that particular ADB member.

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