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Solomon Islands and ADB

ADB’s country operations business plan, 2021–2023 for Solomon Islands will continue to support three priority sectors: transport, public sector management, and urban infrastructure and planning.

Overview

ADB has been supporting Solomon Islands since 1973 and has committed loans totaling $184.4 million, grants of $143.4 million, technical assistance worth $26.1 million, and ADB-administered cofinancing of $102.5 million for Solomon Islands. Cumulative loan and grant disbursements to Solomon Islands amount to $205.8 million.


ADB Membership

Joined 1973

Shareholding and Voting Power

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

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

Overall capital subscription:
$10.2 million

Paid-in capital subscription:
$0.5 million

In the Spotlight

ADB Approves $150 Million to Boost Transport Network in Solomon Islands

07 Jun 2021 | News Release

ADB Approves $150 Million to Boost Transport Network in Solomon Islands

The Asian Development Bank has approved support of almost $150 million to boost land and maritime connectivity in Solomon Islands.

Pacific Economic Outlook Weakens, But Vaccination Progress Provides Optimism — ADB

29 Jul 2021 | News Release

Pacific Economic Outlook Weakens, But Vaccination Progress Provides Optimism — ADB

Despite a weakening economic growth forecast for the Pacific, recent progress in vaccination rollouts and stronger public health measures are providing optimism for the safe reopening of borders in the near term, according to...

ADB Launches Transport Strategy for Pacific

13 Jul 2021 | News Release

ADB Launches Transport Strategy for Pacific

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has launched a new strategy to help ADB’s Pacific developing member countries (DMCs) improve connectivity and tackle other core development challenges across the Pacific over the next 5 years.

Q&A: Leah Gutierrez on a new approach in the Pacific

30 Jun 2021 | Article

Q&A: Leah Gutierrez on a new approach in the Pacific

Leah Gutierrez, Director General of ADB's Pacific Regional Department, outlines the key priorities in the Pacific Approach for 2021-2025, the impact of COVID-19 on the region over the past two years and into the future.

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

Contact

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
  E-mail

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
  E-mail

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

Staff

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