Original disclosure @ ADB website
Updated in EWS Jan 11, 2019
Disclosed by Bank Dec 10, 2018
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According to the bank website, The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), and the Republic of Palau (PAL) face economic and fiscal uncertainties as they approach the end of their respective agreements with the Government of the United States (US) under the Compacts of Free Association (the Compacts) in fiscal years 2023/2024. One of the key feature of the Compacts is the grant assistance which support a variety of sectors, such as education, health, infrastructure, public sector capacity building, private sector development and environment. FSM, PAL, and RMI will have to fund these sectors when the US grant assistance is discontinued.
The proposed small-scale knowledge and support TA will: (i) identify the range of potential reductions in US government assistance to FSM, PAL and RMI, (ii) analyze the potential fiscal and economic shocks for FSM, PAL and RMI, and (iii) identify the range of preparatory and mitigating actions that could be taken by FSM, PAL and RMI, the US government and development partners, including the potential positive effects of a coordinated effort by the parties.
Responsible ADB Officer Curry, Paul
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Office of the Director General, PARD
Executing Agencies Asian Development Bank
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