Federated States of Micronesia and ADB
In the Spotlight
Investments in basic services must be complemented by policy and regulatory reforms as well as capacity development to support a shift towards more commercially viable utilities in the Pacific, says the latest issue of the ADB Pacific Economic Monitor.
ADB is scaling up its assistance in the Pacific, with our active portfolio growing from $500 million in 2004 to $2.6 billion at the end of 2017.
ADB's Board of Directors has approved a total of $36.6 million in grants to help fund the delivery of low-cost, high quality internet service in the Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, and Nauru.
The government and the people of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) have been working with ADB since 1990. According to a country brief, the FSM received a total of $99.57 million of support from ADB through loans, grants, and technical assistance by the end of 2010.
The resumption of public investments in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) has helped its economy attain 1.4% growth in Fiscal Year 2015, following 3 years of economic contraction. Stimulus from construction under compact infrastructure grants will support growth in the near term.
Development support has focused on stimulating the private sector and on achieving medium-term fiscal sustainability, to ensure sufficient resources are available as the expiration of compact grants in FY2023 approaches.
Projects in the Federated States of Micronesia
- Asian Development Outlook 2019–2021
- Enhancing ADB’s Support for Social Protection to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
- Improving Internet Connectivity for Micronesia Project (formerly Improving Internet Connectivity for FSM, Kiribati, and Nauru)
- Capacity Building and Sector Reform for Renewable Energy Investments in the Pacific
- Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2018-2020 – Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2019 (Subproject 2)