In the Spotlight
Tourism in the Pacific is increasing and will be a key driver of economic growth in the coming decade. Yet despite more visitors to the Pacific, tourism growth is not inevitable for all countries in the region.
A new water and sewage plant in Ebeye, one of the most densely populated locations on earth, is helping to ease the prevalence of water-borne diseases.
Kacific has launched the Kacific1 satellite to expand high-speed broadband internet access across Asia and the Pacific. ADB provided $50 million in financing to Kacific for the satellite to deliver internet that will enable better education and health services, improve access to information, and drive more trade and connectivity between countries.
This country brief summarizes how the partnership of ADB and the Marshall Islands has been instrumental to the development of the country. Since becoming an ADB member, the Marshall Islands had received some $107 million in loans and technical assistance by year-end of 2010.