World Bank Group Performance and Learning Review of the Regional Partnership Framework for PIC9 FY2017-FY21


This Performance and Learning Review (PLR) of the World Bank Group (WBG) Regional Partnership Framework (RPF) for nine Pacific Island Countries (PIC9) for Fiscal Year (FY) 17-21 identifies key regional and country developments since the adoption of the RPF, assesses progress toward the achievement of RPF objectives, draws lessons from program and portfolio implementation, proposes adjustments to WBG engagement in the region for the remainder of the RPF period, and extends the RPF period by 2 years to FY23.  

The nine countries included in the present RPF are the Republic of Kiribati, the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), the Republic of Nauru,12 the Republic of Palau, the Independent State of Samoa, the Kingdom of Tonga, Tuvalu, and the Republic of Vanuatu. The RPF is structured around four Focus Areas: (i) fully exploiting the available economic opportunities; (ii) enhancing access to employment opportunities; (iii) protecting incomes and livelihoods; and (iv) strengthening the enablers of growth opportunities (such as macroeconomic management, infrastructure, and knowledge).