Political shifts in Marshalls derail Japan aid

MAJURO Marshall Islands - Frequent government policy shifts have cost the Marshall Islands tens of millions of dollars in infrastructure funding from Japan since 2000.The political instability of three presidents since 2007 has resulted in constantly changing priorities by top political leaders and the government's ineffective management of Japan's Overseas Development Aid program has ensured that it has received only one Japan-funded ODA construction project since a $13 million road-paving project wrapped up in 1999 . . .

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