Private Sector Assessment for Solomon Islands

Date: July 2005
Type: Country Planning Documents
Country:
Solomon Islands
Subject:
ADB administration and governance; Private sector
Series: Country Sector and Thematic Assessments

Description

This Public Sector Assessment for the Solomon Islands describes the macroeconomic background in the country, assesses challenges and opportunities for PSD, and contains recommendations for long-term and operational priorities for the development of the private sector.

The PSA shows the business environment in the Solomon Islands is not conducive to economic growth. The ADB report notes the high costs of doing business there and mentions a pervasive culture of interference and control by the public sector in the Solomon Islands that exists along with weak public administration. A need for better infrastructure and reliable and less expensive electricity and telecommunications is also expressed in the private sector study.

Contents

  • Executive Summary and Policy Priorities
  • Introduction
  • Country Overview
  • Private Sector Development Issues
  • The Role of the State
  • Infrastructure Issues
  • The Financial Sector
  • Legal and Property Rights Issues
  • Conclusions