Solomon Islands and ADB
In the Spotlight
This country gender assessment analyzes the progress of Solomon Islands toward achieving gender quality across different social, economic, and political spheres.
ADB’s interventions in the Pacific should help countries reduce the high cost of doing business and providing services, develop capacity to manage risks from economic shocks, natural disasters, and climate change, as well as promote the creation of competitive high value-added goods and services.
The Solomon Islands’ growth forecast for 2015 is unchanged as the economy records strong export performance and progress in reconstruction following severe floods in April 2014.
This brief provides representatives of national government and regional organizations—and other key decision makers in climate change, development, fisheries, agriculture, environment, and natural resource management in Coral Triangle of the Pacific (CTP) and similar countries—with policy advice to help rural communities adapt to climate change.
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.
Projects in Solomon Islands
- Solomon Islands Flood Disaster Response Project
- Second Road Improvement (Sector) Project
- Strengthening Country Safeguard Systems in the Transport Sector
- Provincial Renewable Energy Project (formerly Outer Island Renewable Energy Project)
- Supporting the Implementation of the National Development Strategy
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.)