Private Sector Engagement Boosts Performance of State-Owned Enterprises

Engaging the private sector through public-private partnerships and privatization improves the performance and service delivery of state-owned enterprises, according to a new report by ADB. Read More

A Broader View of Asian Poverty

Food insecurity and economic vulnerability should be included in a broader definition of poverty that could help policymakers develop more effective approaches, says new ADB report. Read More

Aviation Safety and Security - ADB's Take

Developing safe air transport systems and airports is a critical task for all nations. The complex work requires that small and developing countries work together to pool their resources and expertise. Read More

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


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