Solomon Islands and ADB

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Solomon Islands is one of the largest countries in Melanesia, and is spread across six large islands, dozens of smaller islands, and hundreds of islets and atolls. More than 80% of Solomon Islanders live in rural villages of several hundred people, and this widely dispersed population, along with a narrow economic base, makes the provision of public services challenging.

ADB’s strategic focus on infrastructure development - including transport and ICT - private sector development, public sector management, and renewable energy, remains relevant in the context of development challenges, government priorities, and the support provided by other development partners.

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0.58(2014) Population in millions

2.3%(2009-2014) Average annual population growth rate

22.7%* Population living below the national poverty line (*Preliminary/interim figure; or refers to period before 2009.)

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