Solomon Islands: Features

Read how ADB-supported projects and programs have bridged social and economic disparities and improved the quality of life in Solomon Islands.

Latest Features

  • February 2012

    Facts and Data about Health in the Pacific

    Good health is a prerequisite to development - healthy people help communities grow and economies prosper. Here are 12 facts about the state of health in Pacific Island countries and why they are major concerns for ADB.
  • December 2011

    Fiscal Discipline Can Help the Pacific Navigate Global Financial Instability

    Recent uncertainties over sovereign debt in the Eurozone and U.S. fiscal policy are expected to have only direct limited impact on the Pacific islands, Papua New Guinea, and Timor-Leste. The economies are largely insulated from these ongoing problems as they are more closely tied to the economies of Australia and New Zealand. Growth prospects of Australia and New Zealand remain relatively buoyant due to strong demand from Asian markets for their commodity exports.
  • November 2011

    Small Business Loans in the Solomon Islands

    Hudson Wakio, managing director of Advanced Technologies, which sells computers, printers, photocopiers, and office supplies, is expanding his business. When he recently applied for a loan from local lender Credit Corporation for a delivery truck, to his surprise, approval took place far faster than he had ever imagined. "I thought loan approval would take months; instead it only took 1 day. Within an hour the forms were processed, and by the end of the day I had the truck. I couldn't believe it," says Wakio.
  • October 2011

    Coral Triangle - The Amazon of the Seas - is at Risk

    The Coral Triangle covers 5.7 million square kilometers of ocean waters in Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Philippines, Solomon Islands, and Timor-Leste. The area is considered as the global center of tropical marine diversity, supporting the highest number of species of coral reef fishes, and turtles. The mangrove forests, coral reefs, and coastal and offshore waters are the most species-rich in the tropics.
  • March 2008

    On the Same Track

    ADB and its development partners discuss their joint response to restoring roads and bridges in the Solomon Islands through the eyes of the almost complete Post Conflict Emergency Rehabilitation Project.