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 April 2020 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
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
PSDI Infographic Brochure 2022
PSDI Infographic Brochure 2022
This infographic brochure illustrates PSDI’s overall work and key achievements.
State-Owned Enterprises: Board Nomination Practices in the Pacific
State-Owned Enterprises: Board Nomination Practices in the P...
This policy brief challenges policymakers to consider a transparent and objective board nomination process as critical to an SOE’s prospects of achieving its commercial and operational goals.
Economic Empowerment of Women 2022
Economic Empowerment of Women 2022
This infographic brochure illustrates PSDI’s work and key achievements in its Economic Empowerment of Women focus area.
Republic of the Marshall Islands | Pacific Tourism Sector Snapshot
Republic of the Marshall Islands | Pacific Tourism Sector Sn...
This tourism sector snapshot for the Marshall Islands provides an overview of the tourism sector before the COVID-19 pandemic and identifies new and existing challenges and opportunities for the tourism industry.
Looking Forward Vol. 1: Evaluating the Challenges for Pacific Tourism after COVID-19
Looking Forward Vol. 1: Evaluating the Challenges for Pacifi...
This PSDI tourism sector assessment provides an overview of Pacific tourism before the COVID-19 pandemic, identifies challenges, and provides recommendations for a sustainable post-pandemic recovery.
Leadership Matters: Benchmarking Women's Business Leadership in the Pacific
Leadership Matters: Benchmarking Women's Business Leadership...
Leadership Matters: Benchmarking Women in Business Leadership in the Pacific collects and analyzes data on women’s representation on boards and in senior management in the 14 Pacific developing member countries of the Asian Development Bank.