Country Partnership Strategy (CPS)
Status of initiative: On track
Description/achievement of initiative

The four-year strategy includes other potential assistance to help improve the management of revenues and fisheries – a key source of income for the country and its people. Other proposed areas of engagement could include support to strengthen the role of women, and measures to improve the sustainability of the energy sector and reduce high fuel costs.

Implementation methodologies

A $3 million plan to help reform the telecommunications sector and boost access to mobile phones and internet for the country's 53,000 people. The Marshall Islands will receive assistance through grants from the International Development Association. A US$3 million grant is being provided for the ICT Sector Development Operation, the first of a series of three operations to address telecommunications reform which will be implemented by the Marshall Islands’ Ministry of Finance.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


Pacific Island Member States Sponsored by World Bank; Government of Marshall Islands
Reform of the telecommunications sector
Resources devoted to implementation
Financing (in USD)
3,000,000 USD
Other, please specify
A US$3 million grant is being provided for the ICT Sector Development Operation
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 1 July
This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Location: Marshall Islands
Date of completion: ongoing
Operating in countries
Partner connections
Contact information/focal point(s)
The, Email

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