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
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
Government-Owned Banks: Their Role in Pacific Financial Systems
Government-Owned Banks: Their Role in Pacific Financial Syst...
This paper aims to assist policymakers in addressing questions around government ownership of banks while highlighting the need to increase private participation in most Pacific financial systems, for these systems to meet the financing needs of businesses.
PSDI 2007-2019 Activities and Results Overview
PSDI 2007-2019 Activities and Results Overview
PSDI ended its third funding phase on 31 December 2019. This brochure, designed to mark the end of that phase, highlights key activities and results during PSDI's first three phases (2007-2019).
PSDI Country Overviews April 2020
PSDI Country Overviews April 2020
What is PSDI doing in the Pacific? These factsheets provide an overview of all PSDI activities in the Pacific up to April 2020.
PSDI Annual Progress Report 2018–2019
PSDI Annual Progress Report 2018–2019
This report gives an overview of PSDI activities from July 2018 to June 2019.
Finding Balance 2019: Benchmarking the Performance of State-owned Banks in the Pacific
Finding Balance 2019: Benchmarking the Performance of State-...
This report profiles the roles, performance, market context, and regulatory frameworks of 13 state-owned banks in 10 Pacific countries.
Finding Balance 2019: Benchmarking the Performance of Pacific State-owned Banks
Finding Balance 2019: Benchmarking the Performance of Pacifi...
This report profiles the roles, performance, market context, and regulatory frameworks of 13 state-owned banks in 10 Pacific countries.