ADB's Work in Solomon Islands
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:
Paid-in capital subscription:
Solomon Islands covers about 28,000 square kilometers of Melanesia in the South Pacific, with around 85% of the population living in villages of just a few hundred people each.
The country’s economy experienced a significant contraction because of the coronavirus disease pandemic, though a fragile recovery is underway with prospects resting largely on opportunities in mining, agriculture, fishing, and tourism.
Children playing in a beach on the outskirts of Honiara.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has been supporting Solomon Islands since 1973. Its assistance has focused on developing infrastructure to support inclusive growth, including transport assets, renewable energy, and water supply and sanitation.
Since 1973, ADB 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.