Solomon Islands and ADB
In the Spotlight
Solomon Islands Electricity Authority is working with ADB to increase the uptake of grid-connected renewable power, and to extend access to modern electricity services.
The Prime Minister of Solomon Islands Manasseh Sogavare joined the Director General of the ADB Pacific Department Xianbin Yao to inaugurate ADB’s new Extended Mission in the Solomon Islands.
ADB and the University of the South Pacific (USP) today signed loan and grant agreements to fund construction of a new USP Honiara Campus, which will boost access to quality higher education.
Solomon Islands covers about 28,000 square kilometers of Melanesia. Around 85% of the population of 528,000 lives in widely dispersed villages of just a few hundred people each.
A key development challenge for the government is controlling recurrent expenditure amid modest growth in revenues. The economy is based on primary commodities, and alternative opportunities to generate income are scarce. Economic growth prospects rest on the private sector and on developments in mining, agriculture, and fishing, with some potential for tourism.
ADB’s focus on energy, information and communication technology, private sector development, public sector management, and transport remains relevant in the context of government priorities and the support provided by other development partners
Projects in Solomon Islands
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