Reconstructing a Fragile State

Publication | December 2008

Emerging from the ethnic tensions that tore the Solomon Islands apart from 1998 to 2003, the country's Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) faced a number of serious challenges. Given the vast needs in the country it was also called upon to take a leading role in post-conflict reconstruction and providing some of the foundations for economic renewal. This case study examines how capacity issues were addressed within MID in the post-conflict period and how the sense of crisis which prevailed in the country opened up opportunities to explore new institutional arrangements and ways of addressing infrastructure issues.

Contents 

  • Foreword
  • Solomon Islands Facts
  • Introduction
  • Declining Capacity (from Bad to Worse)
  • Restoring Confidence
  • Enhancing Sector Capacity in the Post-Conflict Period
  • Reflections and Analysis