Fishing for Development

Date: November 2008
Type: Reports
Series: Capacity Development Series
ISBN: 978-971-561-708-6 (print)


In the 1990s, the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) turned its fisheries from a relatively stagnant industry to one which is more open, lucrative and private sector driven, with the support of a series of strategic capacity development interventions sponsored by the ADB. The turnaround in RMI’s fisheries sector, which is described in this case as “one of the more positive episodes in the economic history of the Marshall Islands”, was attributed, at least in part, to the leadership of RMI stakeholders, effective use of external advisors, and a flexible, adaptive and holistic approach to sector reforms.


  • Foreword
  • Marshall Islands Facts
  • Background 
  • The Case 
  • Enhancing Capacity, Improving Performance 
  • Reflections: What Have We Learned?