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ADB supports the Marshall Islands in strengthening energy security, developing water and sanitation and solid waste management and infrastructure, raising educational standards, strengthening public financial management, and improving governance.

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Marshall Islands Facts

ADB's Work in the Marshall Islands

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) comprises over 1,000 islets and atolls in the North Pacific. Its economy relies on fisheries and development assistance, including grants under its Compact of Free Association with the United States. The Compact grants are scheduled to expire in 2023, and the RMI is in negotiations to extend assistance.

The Pacific Approach, 2021–2025 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is the country partnership strategy for the RMI, and focuses on building resilience against economic shocks, delivering sustainable services, and promoting inclusive and sustainable growth. It introduces new priorities including programmatic approach to climate change, longer-term capacity support, flexible procurement practices, and emphasis on gender equality.


Data: Marshall Islands

Forecasts are based on ADB's flagship publication, the Asian Development Outlook. Updated four times a year, it analyzes economic and development issues in developing countries in Asia and the Pacific.

Development indicators for the Marshall Islands, including a selection of economic, environmental, and social indicators used globally to track progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.

Results achieved are aggregate amounts of outputs and outcomes from operations reported in project completion reports and extended annual review reports circulated for the year.

Cofinancing operations enable ADB’s financing partners, governments or their agencies, multilateral financing institutions, and commercial organizations to participate in financing ADB projects.

Contact: Pacific Department (PARD)

6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City, 1550 Metro Manila, Philippines

  Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

  Tel +63 2 86325346
  Fax +63 2 86362444

Marshall Islands Pacific Country Office
Marshall Islands Resort, PO Box 3279,
Majuro, Marshall Islands 96960


Paul CURRY (Mr)
Country Team Leader
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Ellen PAUL (Ms)
Senior Country Officer
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The ADB Pacific Department (PARD) provides the primary operational link for activities between ADB and the government, the private sector, civil society stakeholders, and development partners. The Pacific Department engages in policy dialogue, country partnership strategy development and programming, and portfolio management, while also acting as a knowledge base on development issues in the Marshall Islands.

The Marshall Islands Pacific Country Office will be closed on these dates:

Last updated: 4 April 2022