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ADB-Marshall Islands Partnership Strategy

The Pacific Approach, 2016-2020 serves as ADB's operational framework for the Pacific and the country partnership strategy for the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) and 10 other Pacific island countries.

The country operations business plan (COBP), 2017-2019 for RMI will focus on:

  • better and sustainable infrastructure to reduce costs of services;
  • adding value through improved quality of basic education; and
  • managing financial and economic risks through better public sector management.

The RMI is in the first year of implementing and monitoring its 3-year rolling National Strategic Plan (NSP), 2015-2017. The objective of the NSP is sustainable, equitable, and measurable development that reflects the priorities and culture of the Marshallese people. The five NSP priority sectors are social development; environment, climate change and resiliency; infrastructure development; sustainable economic development; and good governance.

The Access to Information Policy recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.

The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.

In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.