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Kiribati, officially the Republic of Kiribati, is an island country in the Micronesia subregion of Oceania in the central Pacific Ocean. Its permanent population is over 119,000 as of the 2020 census, with more than half living on Tarawa atoll.


Our standard dataset contains 129 entities connected with Kiribati. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Kiribati. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 94 entities identified as PEPs connected with Kiribati.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Vice President1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister for Commerce, Industry, & Cooperatives1--
Minister for Education1--
Minister for Employment & Human Resources1--
Minister for Environment, Lands, & Agricultural Development1--
Minister for Finance & Economic Development1--
Minister for Fisheries & Marine Resources Development1--
Minister for Foreign Affairs & Immigration1--
Minister for Health & Medical Services1--
Minister for Information, Communications, Transport, & Tourism Development111
Minister for Infrastructure & Sustainable Energy1--
Minister for Internal Affairs1--
Minister for Justice1--
Minister for the Line & Phoenix Islands Development1--
Minister for Women, Youth, Sports, & Social Affairs111
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of Parliament-58-
Member of the House of Assembly of Kiribati-39-
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
President of Kiribati-11
Vice President of Kiribati-11
Attorney General1--
Minister for Office of te Beretitenti--1
Speaker of the House of Assembly--1

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...