Developing Asia To Extend Steady Growth in 2014

Higher demand from recovering advanced economies will be dampened somewhat by moderating growth in the PRC, says new ADB report. Read More

Pacific Growth to Pick Up in 2014

Economic growth in the Pacific is projected to rise to 5.4% in 2014 from 4.8% in 2013, according to ADB's latest Asian Development Outlook 2014, launched in Sydney. Read More

Middle-income Trap Holds Back Asia's Potential New Tiger Economies

Moving from a low-cost to a high-value economy requires innovative companies, an improved education system, and government incentives. Read More

Making Cities Safer and Improving Lives in the Pacific

As more people move into cities in the Pacific, the region can build resilience against climate change, drive economic growth and improve health and education, says new ADB report. Read More


The development of the Marshall Islands is constrained by underlying fragile conditions and has been further challenged by the global economic downturn and high food and fuel price rises.

ADB’s country operations business plan (COBP), 2014-2016, has three areas of strategic focus that are relevant to the medium-term development of the Marshall Islands: macroeconomic and fiscal management, human capacity development, and infrastructure development.

Fast Facts

0.05 (2012)
Population in millions

0.4% (2010-2012)
Annual population growth rate

20.0% (1999)
Population living below the national poverty line

ADB Lending

Amount ($M) / %
Sector (No. of loans)
6.95 / 7.50
Agriculture (1)
14.83 / 16.01
Education (2)
14.95 / 16.14
Health (2)
38.50 / 41.57
Public Sector (5)
7.00 / 7.56
Transport and ICT (1)
9.90 / 10.69
Water Supply (2)
0.50 / 0.54
Multisector (1)
92.63 / 100.00
TOTAL (14)
Cumulative as of 31 December 2012