Federated States of Micronesia and ADB

In the Spotlight

  • Trust Funds and Fiscal Risks in the North Pacific: Sustainability in the Federated States of Micronesia

    Analysis shows future revenues from trust funds will likely be volatile and unsustainable, but simple rule changes may reduce fund volatility and improve the sustainability of fund balances. This publication analyzes the trust funds established by the United States with the Republic of Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia.

  • Federated States of Micronesia: Economy

    The economic outlook for FY2016 is brighter, as recovery in agriculture and the scaling up of infrastructure projects are projected to support higher growth. However, growth is expected to be less than projected in ADO 2015 as capacity constraints may hinder reconstruction.

  • ADB Partners with Australia to Support Pacific Businesses

    The Government of Australia and ADB have established the Pacific Business Investment Facility, an advisory service for Pacific island businesses requiring commercial finance for growth, diversification, or consolidation of their businesses.

  • Developing Micronesia

    A photo essay shows hopes, plans, and deeds done for the sustainable development of the Federated States of Micronesia.

Despite robust growth of the fishery sector, the economy of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) has stagnated for many years, with private sector activities unable to offset a decline in public investment, which has resulted from the reduction in grants from the Compact of Free Association with the United States (the Compact). Critical importance has been placed on developing the FSM’s private sector, and achieving medium-term fiscal sustainability, to ensure sufficient resources are available to prepare for the planned expiration of Compact grants in the financial year 2023.

The government formulated its ongoing development framework in 2012. It highlights the importance of having ownership of the development process at the national and state levels, accompanied by well-coordinated, sector-based support from development partners. ADB continues to support this initiative in close coordination with other partners.


Projects in Federated States of Micronesia

0.10(2014) Population in millions

0.1%(2009-2014) Average annual population growth rate


Percent of population living below the national poverty line (*Preliminary/interim figure; or refers to period before 2009.)

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