Solomon Islands: Solomon Islands Flood Disaster Response Project

Sovereign Project | 48239-001

The Asian Development Bank is helping the Solomon Islands respond to heavy rains and flooding associated with Tropical Cyclone Ita, which did extensive damage when it struck in April 2014. The project is providing medical kits, food and drinking water, and personal hygiene kits to people affected by the storm. The project is also supporting the removal of debris, the disposal of rubble, and the restoration communication services and roads.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Everett, Hayden B.
    Pacific Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Solomon Islands
  • Modality
    • Grant
  • Sector
    • Health
Project Name Solomon Islands Flood Disaster Response Project
Project Number 48239-001
Country / Economy Solomon Islands
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0385-SOL: Solomon Islands Flood Disaster Response Project
Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund US$ 200,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Health / Disease control of communicable disease

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description Prolonged heavy rainfall on 3 5 April 2014 associated with a tropical depression, which later became Tropical Cyclone Ita, has caused severe flooding in Solomon Islands. The worst affected area is the capital city of Honiara, after the Mataniko River burst its banks on 3 April 2014. The damage is widespread across the entire Guadalcanal province and considerable damage has also been reported in Malaita and Isabel provinces. Major infrastructure, including the sewerage system, water supplies, roads, and bridges, has been badly damaged or destroyed.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Immediate financial assistance from ADB would help alleviate resource constraints faced by the Government. Based on the identified urgent needs, the proposed emergency funds may be used for (i) provision of medical kits, food and drinking water, (ii) provision of personal hygiene kits, (iii) debris sifting, (iv) site clearance, and (v) safe disposal of useless rubble, etc.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome The grant has been completely disbursed by ADB and liquidated by the government. As stated in the grant agreement, an audit is required before the grant account can be closed.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Everett, Hayden B.
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office in Sydney, Australia
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance and Treasury
P.O. Box 26
Honiara, Solomon Islands
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval 16 Apr 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 17 Mar 2015

Grant 0385-SOL

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Apr 2014 22 Apr 2014 22 Apr 2014 22 Oct 2014 - 03 Sep 2015
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.20 17 Jun 2022 0.20 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 17 Jun 2022 0.20 0.00 100%

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