Results of ADB-supported Operations: Solomon Islands

The government and the people of Solomon Islands have been working with ADB since 1973, achieving important development gains in the process. For years, ADB's support focused on agriculture, fisheries, banking, roads and ports, and power and water supplies. More recently, this has shifted to encouraging pro-poor growth and private sector–led economic development by improving the business environment and strengthening transport services.

In transport, infrastructure has been restored and maintenance improved, increasing safety, quality, and reliability. ADB's private sector reform activities have helped implement state-owned enterprise reforms and improve the environment for doing business.

This country brief summarizes how the partnership of the Solomon Islands and ADB has contributed to the development of the country.

Results of ADB-Supported Operations in the Solomon Islands, 2004-2012

As of 31 December 2012 Download Excel file

Sector/Output Outputs Delivered
Transport
National highways and provincial, district, and rural roads built or upgraded (kilometers) 202
Beneficiaries from road projects (number) 185,222
Water
Water supply pipes installed or upgraded: length of network (kilometers) 1
New households served with water supply (number) 200

The table includes projects completed during the period, and funded by ADB's ordinary capital resources and/or the Asian Development Fund, cofinanciers, and the government. The outputs presented are limited to ADB's core sectors, as defined under Strategy 2020 and tracked through indicators in the ADB Results Framework. ADB monitors progress on these outputs in the annual Development Effectiveness Review. The numbers represent the sum of outputs and beneficiaries of individual projects. Therefore, the beneficiary numbers reported under education—teachers trained, and students benefitting from school improvement programs or direct support—include those who benefited from more than one project.

Source: ADB project completion reports

National highways and provincial, district, and rural roads built or upgraded between 2004-2012: 202 kilometers

Length of open access road networks built or upgraded in km (without full access control). "Upgrading" includes all activity to restore a degraded road to originally intended design capacity (repair/rehabilitation) and to improve on its design capacity (e.g. by widening). Upgrading does not cover road signage (only).

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
41105-012: Emergency Assistance Project Grant G0078 27-Jun-07 13-Oct-11 Successful 51
34513-013: Post-Conflict Emergency Rehabilitation Project Loan 1823 21-Dec-00 23-Jun-08 Successful 151
*The above table reflects project ratings from project completion reports. These ratings are updated with those from the project completion report validation reports and/or project/program performance evaluation reports when these reports become available.
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Beneficiaries from road projects between 2004-2012: 185,222

Includes all beneficiaries defined by reports and recommendations of the President or project completion reports as beneficiaries of roads constructed or upgraded; generally those in the vicinity of the road or in the project area. Beneficiaries of railway projects are not included.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
34513-013: Post-Conflict Emergency Rehabilitation Project Loan 1823 21-Dec-00 23-Jun-08 Successful 185,222
*The above table reflects project ratings from project completion reports. These ratings are updated with those from the project completion report validation reports and/or project/program performance evaluation reports when these reports become available.
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Water supply pipes installed or upgraded: length of network between 2004-2012: 1 kilometers

All sizes of pipes intended to transport water for urban water use for domestic and (non agricultural) business purposes, expressed in their aggregate length in the network, irrespective of pipe diameter, comprising mains as well as reticulation pipes. Both new and repaired/upgraded pipes are aggregated and they are not distinguished through subindicators.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
34513-013: Post-Conflict Emergency Rehabilitation Project Loan 1823 21-Dec-00 23-Jun-08 Successful 1
*The above table reflects project ratings from project completion reports. These ratings are updated with those from the project completion report validation reports and/or project/program performance evaluation reports when these reports become available.
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New households served with water supply between 2004-2012: 200

This refers to all additional households that benefit from projects that offer piped or non-piped water supply systems, which is of a higher order than the system that the households used before. Non-piped supply may include standpipes.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
34513-013: Post-Conflict Emergency Rehabilitation Project Loan 1823 21-Dec-00 23-Jun-08 Successful 200
*The above table reflects project ratings from project completion reports. These ratings are updated with those from the project completion report validation reports and/or project/program performance evaluation reports when these reports become available.
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With roads reconnected after the 1999-2003 civil unrest in the country, Rhoda Loloe can sell spring onions at the Honiara market. ADB funding for roads during 2004-2011 has benefited over 185,000 people.