Asian Development Bank and Solomon Islands: Fact Sheet
Updated yearly, this ADB Fact Sheet provides social and economic indicators on Solomon Islands as well as concise information on ADB's operations in the country and contact information.
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.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has been working with the Government of Solomon Islands since 1973, and has approved 19 loans totaling $102.42 million, 11 concessional Asian Development Fund grants totaling $81.41 million, and 73 technical assistance projects totaling $25.82 million.