Marshall Islands

In the Republic of the Marshall Islands, PSDI is supporting reforms to strengthen the business environment by increasing business access to finance and improving the performance of state-owned enterprises.

PSDI is working with the Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands to:

  • Increase business access to finance through secured transaction reform and the development of an associated online registry;

  • Strengthen the performance of state-owned enterprises through policy, legislative reform, and analysis; and

  • Support reforms through advocacy and analytical work.

Resources and Spending

Of the $305,268 PSDI has spent in the Marshall Islands in total, $181,493 has gone to SOE reform. This has largely been used to fund PSDI’s ongoing support for the development and implementation of the 2015 SOE Act.

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On this website, $ refers to US dollars unless otherwise stated.

For detailed information on PSDI activities in the Marshall Islands, download the 2022 PSDI Country Overview here.

Marshall Islands at a glance

13,500 securities registered

As of end-2019, more than 13,500 security interests over movable assets to be used as collateral for loans have been registered in the Marshall Islands using the PSDI-supported secured transactions framework.

SOE Benchmarking

The Marshall Islands has participated in the 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2019 Finding Balance studies on the comparative performance of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in island countries.
Latest News
26 October 2023
PSDI’s Agriculture Value Chain Financing work showcased in ADB’s SME Monitor 2023

PSDI presented on the program's Agriculture Value Chain Financing work at the launch of the ADB’s "Asia Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Monitor 2023: How Small Firms Can Contribute to Resilient Growth in the Pacific Post COVID-19 Pandemic" in Sydney on 25 October 2023.

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19 September 2023
Communities can support women in leadership—PSDI Leadership Matters Event Marshall Islands

More than 30 people convened on 8 April 2022 in Majuro to discuss Leadership Matters, and the ways in which barriers to women’s full economic participation endure in the Marshall Islands and across the Pacific. Watch the video.

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8 April 2022
ADB hosts PSDI Leadership Matters roundtable in Marshall Islands

Government, business, and civil society representatives in the Republic of the Marshall Islands have convened to discuss the findings of PSDI's Leadership Matters study on women in Pacific business leadership.

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30 November 2016
Finding Balance 2016 Released

PSDI SOE Expert Christopher Russell delivers a presentation on Finding Balance 2016 in Majuro in October. *The latest edition of PSDI’s state-owned enterprises benchmarking study finds SOE performance has improved in many countries, but gains are proving difficult to sustain.* The fifth edition of Finding Balance, PSDI’s comparative study of state-owned enterprise (SOE) performance in the Pacific, was published in September. Finding Balance 2016: Benchmarking the Performance of State-owned Enterprises in Island Countries...

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Key Publications
Unlocking Potential: A Gender Inclusive Private Sector Framework for the Pacific Report and Country Assessments
Unlocking Potential: A Gender Inclusive Private Sector Frame...
The Gender Inclusive Private Sector Framework serves as a practical checklist for Pacific governments and institutions to measure progress and identify areas where further improvements are needed.
Innovative Financing Mechanisms in the Pacific
Innovative Financing Mechanisms in the Pacific
This paper examines the potential benefits and issues to consider around implementing Innovative Financing Mechanisms in the Pacific, which can lower barriers and provide more options for businesses seeking finance.
PSDI Annual Report FY2022
PSDI Annual Report FY2022
This report gives an overview of PSDI activities from July 2021 to June 2022.
PSDI Tourism Infographic Brochure
PSDI Tourism Infographic Brochure
This infographic brochure illustrates PSDI’s work and key achievements in the Pacific tourism sector.
Finding Balance 2023: Benchmarking Performance and Building Climate Resilience in Pacific State-Owned Enterprises
Finding Balance 2023: Benchmarking Performance and Building ...
This report reviews the performance of SOEs in nine Pacific island economies and looks at how policymakers can help state-owned power utilities address climate risk.
PSDI Country Overviews 2022
PSDI Country Overviews 2022
What is PSDI doing in the Pacific? These fact sheets provide an overview of all PSDI activities at the country level to 2022.