Pacific Resilience Project Phase II for the Republic of the Marshall Islands
- Livelihoods of people and communities
- Infrastructure and built environment
Location & People
- Asia Pacific
- Marshall Islands MH
- Public / Private
- Project size:
- E&S Risk category:
- Category A
- Category B
- Category C
- Instrument Grant USD
- IDA Grant USD
Project ownersAccredited Entity
- International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and International Development Association (World Bank)Access Modality: International
- Ministry of Finance Marshall Islands
- Ministry of Public Works Marshall Islands
The Republic of the Marshall Islands - one of the world's smallest, most isolated, and low-lying nations - is highly vulnerable to climate change. It is threatened by sea level rise, changes in wave and storm patterns, and coastal inundation. The average annual loss to the nation related to typhoons and tsunamis is estimated to be about 1.7 percent of its GDP, equivalent to USD3 million. This figure is expected to be much higher during the next 50 years.
The project will focus on enhancing the resilience of coastal infrastructure in the densely populated areas of the capital Majuro and the island of Ebeye. It will include strengthening institutions and improving access to early warning and disaster preparedness. The proposed coastal infrastructure intervention has been shown to be the only feasible option to protect people and assets against sea level rise and storms.
The project has an estimated lifespan of 5 years.
- International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and International Development Association (World Bank) Ms. Claudia Croce Tel: +1 202 458 1697
- Office of Environmental Planning and Policy Coordination Marshall Islands Mr. Warwick Harris