MAJURO Marshall Islands - In a country 70% dependent on foreign aid for its national budget keeping donors satisfied is a matter of survival. The Marshall Islands relies heavily on the United States Japan Taiwan and the Asian Development Bank to provide funding for government operations and development work. Indeed the U.S. government reports that in the current fiscal year it is providing more than $83 million in Compact of Free Association and federal grants to the Marshall Islands which has a $129 million national budget . . .
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