Solomon Islands: Articles

  • February 2014

    Closing the Distance: Investing in the Pacific Transport Sector

    Island countries in the Pacific need a strong transport sector to support economic growth. ADB's transport strategy in the region focuses on improving access to markets and social services and building integrated transport systems.
  • February 2012

    Health in the Pacific: 12 Things to Know

    Good health is a prerequisite to development - healthy people help communities grow and economies prosper.
  • December 2011

    Fiscal Discipline Can Help the Pacific Navigate Global Financial Instability

    Recent uncertainties over sovereign debt in the Eurozone and U.S. fiscal policy are expected to have only direct limited impact on the Pacific islands, Papua New Guinea, and Timor-Leste. The economies are largely insulated from these ongoing problems as they are more closely tied to the economies of Australia and New Zealand. Growth prospects of Australia and New Zealand remain relatively buoyant due to strong demand from Asian markets for their commodity exports.
  • October 2011

    Coral Triangle - The Amazon of the Seas - is at Risk

    The Coral Triangle covers 5.7 million square kilometers of ocean waters in Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Philippines, Solomon Islands, and Timor-Leste. The area is considered as the global center of tropical marine diversity, supporting the highest number of species of coral reef fishes, and turtles. The mangrove forests, coral reefs, and coastal and offshore waters are the most species-rich in the tropics.