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

The comparatively small amount of funding PSDI has spent in Marshall Islands has mostly gone to State-owned Enterprise Reform—$181,493 of the total allocation of $305,268. 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.

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
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 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.
PSDI Annual Progress Report 2017–2018
PSDI Annual Progress Report 2017–2018
This report gives an overview of PSDI activities from June 2017 to June 2018.
PSDI’s Second Newsletter: July–December 2016
PSDI’s Second Newsletter: July–December 2016
This newsletter looks back at PSDI activities over the period July-December 2016.
PSDI Annual Progress Report 2016–2017
PSDI Annual Progress Report 2016–2017
This report gives an overview of PSDI activities from June 2016 to June 2017.