Marshall Islands and ADB
In the Spotlight
In 2009, the Marshall Islands adopted its National Energy Policy and Energy Action Plan, setting a 20% renewable energy generation target for 2020.
The Ebeye Water Supply and Sanitation Project will improve the island’s public water supply system and provide safe drinking water for all.
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved funding to support a proposed ADB program that will assist seven Pacific island countries to transition to a renewable energy future.
Just 181 square kilometers in area, the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) is located in a rich fishery in the North Pacific. While the capital of Majuro and the atoll of Ebeye are heavily urbanized, small populations are dispersed across the country’s outer atolls.
Annual grant assistance to the RMI under the Compact of Free Association with the United States (the Compact) has been diminishing since 2003. After the Compact grant period expires in 2023, the RMI is expected to complement domestic revenues with returns from the Compact Trust Fund, which receives annual savings from fiscal surpluses and contributions from development partners. Building the trust fund is a major challenge, especially under prevailing global economic uncertainty.
ADB’s country operations business plan, 2017–2019 for RMI will focus on better and sustainable infrastructure, improved quality of basic education, better public sector management, and structural reform implementation.
Projects in Marshall Islands
- Public Sector Program - Subprogram 2
- Strengthening Economic Policy and Planning: Supporting the Implementation of the National Development Plan, 2012-2015
- Public Sector Program - Subprogram 1
- Improved Energy Supply for Poor Households
- Building Capacity for Independent CSP and CPA Results Management - RMI Pacific Pilot
Population living below the national poverty line in Marshall Islands (Before 2010)
Internet users in Marshall Islands (2015)
Population in Marshall Islands, in millions (2016)
Average annual population growth rate in Marshall Islands (2011-2016)