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Tuvalu, formerly known as the Ellice Islands, is an island country in the Polynesian subregion of Oceania in the Pacific Ocean. Its islands are situated about midway between Hawaii and Australia.


Our standard dataset contains 87 entities connected with Tuvalu. 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 Tuvalu. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 50 entities identified as PEPs connected with Tuvalu.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Deputy Prime Minister1--
Governor General1--
Prime Minister1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Education, Human Resources, Youth, & Sports1--
Minister of Finance & Development1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade, & Labor1--
Minister of Health & Social Welfare1--
Minister of Home Affairs, Environment & Climate Change1--
Minister of Natural Resources Development1--
Minister of Public Works & Waste1--
Minister of Transport, Energy, Communications & Innovation1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of Parliament-193
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
Member of the Parliament of Tuvalu1285
Deputy Prime Minister of Tuvalu-7-
Minister of Health-51
Prime Minister of Tuvalu-42
Governor-General of Tuvalu-41
Minister for Home Affairs-41
Minister of Education-41
Minister of Foreign Affairs-41
Minister of Natural Resources-5-
Minister for Public Utilities-31
Minister for Works and Communications-4-
Minister of Finance of Tuvalu-31
Speaker of the Parliament of Tuvalu-21
Minister for Tourism-11
Minister of Fisheries-2-
Minister of Transport-11
monarch of Tuvalu-11
Attorney General1--
Minister of Justice--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...