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Solomon Islands and ADB

ADB works closely with the Government of Solomon Islands on development strategy, transport infrastructure, private sector development, promotion of renewable energy sources, and public finance management reforms and macroeconomics.


ADB has been supporting Solomon Islands since 1973 and has committed $174.4 million in loans, $219.0 million in grants, and $32.3 million in technical assistance. Cumulative loan and grant disbursements to Solomon Islands amount to $169.1 million.

ADB Membership

Joined 1973

Shareholding and Voting Power

Number of shares held:
708 (0.007% of total shares)

39,822 (0.299% of total membership, 0.460% of total regional membership)

Overall capital subscription:
$9.79 million

Paid-in capital subscription:
$0.48 million

In the Spotlight

How ADB is Helping Power the Pacific

06 Apr 2021 | Photo Essay

How ADB is Helping Power the Pacific

In the Pacific, power is life. Reliable electricity allows hospitals to conduct life-saving surgery, keeps food and medicine fresh and sanitary, and keeps street lights on to make neighborhoods and communities safer.

It’s time to get smart with Pacific ports

29 Mar 2021 | Blog Entry

It’s time to get smart with Pacific ports

Harnessing advanced smart port technologies can enhance physical and economic resilience of “lifeline” ports in the Pacific.

In the remote atolls of the Pacific, women struggle for basic resources

25 Mar 2021 | Blog Entry

In the remote atolls of the Pacific, women struggle for basic resources

The immense distance between islands in the Pacific creates challenges for accessing resources, particularly for women. Targeted policies, tailored for their needs, are required.

Third South Pacific International Arbitration Conference

17 Mar 2021 | Event

Third South Pacific International Arbitration Conference

ADB and UNCITRAL will host the Third South Pacific International Arbitration Conference on 17 March 2021 to discuss the positive development impact of international arbitration reform in the South Pacific.

Data: Solomon Islands

GDP forecasts are based on ADB's flagship publication, the Asian Development Outlook. Updated four times a year, it analyzes economic and development issues in developing countries in Asia and the Pacific.

Projects Cofinanced

Cofinancing operations enable ADB’s financing partners, governments or their agencies, multilateral financing institutions, and commercial organizations to participate in financing ADB projects. Additional funds are provided in the form of official loans and grants, technical assistance, other concessional financing, and commercial cofinancing such as B loans, risk transfer arrangements, parallel loans and equity, guarantee cofinancing, and cofinancing for transactions under ADB’s Trade Finance Program.

Project Performance, 2000-2018


Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office (PLCO) - Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Level 20, 45 Clarence Street
Sydney, NSW Australia 2000

  Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

  Tel +61 2 8270 9444
  Fax +61 2 8270 9445

Solomon Islands Pacific Country Office

Dalcy L. TOZAKA (Ms)
Senior Country Coordination Officer
Level 1, Heritage Park Commercial Building, Mendana Avenue, Honiara, Solomon Islands
  Tel +61 2 677 23333

About Us

The Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office (PLCO) is ADB's representative office in Sydney, Australia, and also acts as a focal point for New Zealand. It allows ADB to be more responsive to the development needs of the Pacific and further strengthens its relations with governments, the private sector, and nongovernment organizations (NGOs) in the region.

It is involved in programming, processing, and administration of assistance in Nauru, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.

PLCO’s responsibilities include:

  • promoting private sector development across all 15 of ADB's Pacific developing member countries
  • hosting joint activities and holding consultations with academic and research institutions, and civil society
  • coordinating and hosting high-level visits from ADB Headquarters to Australia, New Zealand, and countries of responsibility
  • facilitating country reporting and updating, aid coordination, external relations and information dissemination


Lotte SCHOU-ZIBELL (Ms)Regional Director  Email
Sally SHUTE-TREMBATH (Ms)External Communications Specialist  Email
Matthew HODGE (Mr)Deputy Regional Director and Senior Country Specialist  Email

Holidays 2021

The Extended Mission in Solomon Islands is closed on these dates:

New Year's Day January 1 (Friday)
Good Friday April 2 (Friday)
Easter Monday April 5 (Monday)
Whit Monday May 24 (Monday)
Queen's Birthday June 11 (Friday)
Independence Day July 7 (Wednesday)
Labour Day October 4 (Monday)
Christmas Day December 27 (Monday)
National Day of Thanksgiving December 28 (Tuesday)
New Year's Eve December 31 (Friday)

Last updated: 22 December 2020