ADB’s country operations business plan, 2013-2015, for the Marshall Islands prioritizes a water and sanitation project and technical assistance for enhancing public sector service delivery and supporting state-owned enterprise reform. These proposed interventions are within the core priority areas identified in the Pacific Approach, 2010-2014, and ADB’s long-term strategic framework, Strategy 2020.
In water and sanitation, ADB is working with the Australian Agency for International Development to support a project on Ebeye. The proposed project, which will be financed by the Government of Australia and processed and implemented by ADB, is included in the 2013 grant program. The country program will also be complemented by regional technical assistance.
In May 2010, the Government of the Marshall Islands recognized the need to prepare a new national development plan that addresses the country’s changing development needs. Once finalized, this new plan will inform ADB’s future program in the Marshall Islands. In 2012, ADB approved technical assistance to support the implementation and monitoring of the plan, once it is completed.