The country operations business plan (COBP), 2015-2017, for the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) is consistent with the Pacific Approach, 2010-2014, and the Midterm Review of Strategy 2020 of ADB. The Pacific Approach serves as the country partnership strategy for the RMI.
The COBP 2015-2017 has three areas of strategic focus relevant to the medium-term development of the RMI:
The 3-year rolling national strategic plan (NSP), 2015-2017, guided the formulation of the COBP and the assistance pipeline. NSP 2015-2017 was approved in May 2014 and presented at the second development partners’ forum in August 2014. The objective of the NSP is sustainable, equitable, and measurable development reflecting the priorities and culture of the Marshallese people. The five NSP priority sectors are: