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Calendar iconUpdated September 27, 2021

Steven currently directs the Department of Resources & Economic Affairs for the State of Kosrae in the Federated States of Micronesia. With over fifty (50) employees working for him, Steven's office manages a wide variety of programs, including fisheries, agriculture, marine resources, land management, trade & investment, plant conservation and quarantine, housing development, community affairs, and small business development. As the resident economist, Steven also sets state-wide economic policy, including spearheading a major fiscal reform program in 2007 that resulted in an overall financial adjustment of $1.6 million--roughly nine percent of the state GDP. Steven graduated with an economics degree from the University of Hilo in Hawaii. He then went on to receive a post-graduate certificate in economics from the University of Colorado, and finally a Masters in Economics from Williams College in Massachusetts. Steven's previous positions include work with a resident economic advisory team at the FSM National Government, and high-level management work with both the FSM Development Bank and the Micronesian Petroleum Corporation. With a diverse work background and broad management responsibilities, Steven has very little time to fish these days. We look forward to Steven's contributions to the ELDP.

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The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs applauds the Association of Pacific Islands Public Auditors (APIPA) on completing its 33rd annual conference, held virtually from August 29 to September 2, 2022. More than 500 government financial accountability officials attended...

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Palau Economic Brief Documents (2022)

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The 2022 Palau Economic Brief and Presentation is produced annually to present an independent assessment of the Republic of Palau’s economic performance and policy environment, as well as independently verified economic statistics

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Carmen G. Cantor, Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs, gives a warm welcome APIPA 2022 Conference participants.

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