World Bank-Micronesia Partnership

Aerial view of Chuuk, Micronesia. In its first partnership strategy for Micronesia, the World Bank has laid out plans to engage the private sector in creating jobs, improving basic services delivery and contributing to sustainable economic growth. Photo by: Matt Kieffer / CC BY-SA

The Federated States of Micronesia faces several challenges that stem from its scattered geography. It is made up of four island states separated over an area of 1.6 million square kilometers. On the side of governance, this has proven to be an impediment to service delivery and has made coordination between the four subgovernments difficult. Also, fiscal autonomy combined with a low capacity for public finance management hinders the government from properly allocating its resources.

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    Aimee Rae Ocampo

    In her role as editor for business insight, Aimee creates and manages multimedia content and cutting-edge analysis for executives in international development. As the manager of Development Insider, Devex's flagship publication for executive members, she is constantly on the lookout for the latest news, trends and policies that influence the business of development.