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The Federated States of Micronesia’s Engagement with the Outside World

List of acronyms

ABCFM

American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions

ADB

Asian Development Bank

ANU

The Australian National University

CNMI

Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands

COM

College of Micronesia

ConCon

Constitutional Convention

CR

Congress Resolution

DAS

diasporic ainang system

DOI

Department of the Interior

EEZ

exclusive economic zone

ETG

Exhibition Travel Group

FSM

Federated States of Micronesia

GDP

gross domestic product

IMF

International Monetary Fund

JEMCO

Joint Economic Management Committee Office

MIRAB

migration, remittance, aid and bureaucracy

PRC

People’s Republic of China

PROFIT

people considerations, resource management, overseas engagement, finance, insurance and taxation, and transportation

SBOC

Office of Statistics, Budget and Economic Management, Overseas Development Assistance, and Compact Management

SITE

small islands tourist economies

TTPI

Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands

UN

United Nations

UNFCC

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

USDA

United States Department of Agriculture

USSR

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

WWII

World War II


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