ADB-Solomon Islands Partnership Strategy

ADB's strategic focus on transport infrastructure and improving the business environment in the Solomon Islands remains relevant in the context of development challenges, government priorities, and the division of labor among development partners.

Creating an enabling environment for sustainable economic growth remains a challenge for Solomon Islands. ADB's transport infrastructure assistance and related capacity building are widely acknowledged as vital for rehabilitating the economy and providing access to basic services. Future projects and technical assistance will continue to support the Ministry of Infrastructure Development's transition to an asset management and contracting organization.

ADB will help improve internet connectivity and boost the country's renewable energy potential by providing power to provincial centers.

The Pacific Approach, 2016-2020 serves as ADB's operational framework for the Pacific and the country partnership strategy for the Solomon Islands and 10 other smaller Pacific island countries.

The Solomon Islands Country Operations Business Plan (COBP) for 2017-2019 continues ADB’s support to three sectors: energy, public sector management, and transport. The COBP includes water and other urban infrastructure and services as a new sector for ADB involvement.

The Public Communications Policy (PCP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.

The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.

In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.