ADB's strategic focus on transport infrastructure and improving the business environment in the Solomon Islands remains relevant in the context of development challenges, government priorities, and the division of labor among development partners.
Creating an enabling environment for sustainable economic growth remains a challenge for Solomon Islands. ADB's transport infrastructure assistance and related capacity building are widely acknowledged as vital for rehabilitating the economy and providing access to basic services. Future projects and technical assistance will continue to support the Ministry of Infrastructure Development's transition to an asset management and contracting organization.
ADB will help improve internet connectivity and boost the country's renewable energy potential by providing power to provincial centers.
In 2012, ADB endorsed a new country partnership strategy (CPS) for 2012-2016. The CPS will continue to align with the government's development priorities as set out in the National Development Strategy (NDS) 2011-2020. Building on technical assistance supporting NDS formulation, ADB will continue to assist key central ministries in implementing the NDS.
The Public Communications Policy (PCP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.
The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.