Stable Growth Outlook for Developing Asia

Developing Asia’s outlook remains on track despite slower-than-expected first-quarter growth in the United States. Read More

ADB to Invest $228 Million in Energy Projects in Pacific for 2015-2017

ADB will invest $228 million in energy projects in the Pacific in the next 3 years to help countries reduce heavy reliance on fossil fuels and support sustainable and environment-friendly growth. Read More

Greater Employment Challenges in the Pacific Looming

Economies across the Pacific need to create more jobs for their rapidly growing young populations. Read More

Waste Management Schemes Helping Boost Public Health in Pacific

Innovative solid waste management systems being pioneered in the Pacific are helping to boost public health and environmental preservation, according to a new publication series from ADB. Read More


Stakeholder participation and partnerships are vital to a successful development program in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. ADB and the Marshall Islands have implemented a number of public consultation programs since the mid-1990s. These programs have given the government, civil society, and development partners an opportunity to discuss fiscal and economic reform and development issues. Major findings were reflected in the design of ADB’s policy-based loan in 2010 and in the development of ADB’s country operations business plans (COBPs).

COBP, 2014-2016, has three areas of strategic focus supporting the country's medium-term development: macroeconomic and fiscal management, human capacity development, and infrastructure development.

Fast Facts

0.05 (2013)
Population in millions

0.4% (2008-2013)
Average annual population growth rate

ADB Lending

Amount ($M) / %
Sector (No. of loans)
6.95 / 7.48
Agriculture (1)
14.83 / 15.95
Education (2)
15.25 / 16.41
Health (4)
0.50 / 0.54
Multisector (1)
38.50 / 41.43
Public Sector (5)
7.00 / 7.53
Transport and ICT (1)
9.90 / 10.65
Water Supply (2)
92.93 / 100.00
TOTAL (16)
Cumulative as of 31 December 2013