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ADB operations in Solomon Islands prioritize transport, urban and social infrastructure, tax reform, and public sector management.

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Solomon Islands Facts

ADB's Work in Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands covers about 28,000 square kilometers of Melanesia in the South Pacific, with around 75% of the population residing in rural areas. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has been providing support to the country since 1973, with assistance reflecting government priorities in infrastructure development, tax reform, public sector management, urban planning and development, and disaster risk management.

As the country’s economy recovers from the impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, prospects rest primarily in the mining, agriculture, fishing, and tourism sectors. In 2020, ADB committed $20 million to the COVID-19 Rapid Response Program to support the economy and, through Phase 3 of the Pacific Disaster Resilience Program, ADB will provide a $5 million contingent disaster financing grant for early recovery and reconstruction activities following disaster triggered by natural hazards or health emergencies.

Data: Solomon Islands

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.

Development indicators for Nauru, including a selection of economic, environmental, and social indicators used globally to track progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.

Results achieved are aggregate amounts of outputs and outcomes from operations reported in project completion reports and extended annual review reports circulated for the year.

Cofinancing operations enable ADB’s financing partners, governments or their agencies, multilateral financing institutions, and commercial organizations to participate in financing ADB projects.

Contact: Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office (PLCO)

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

Level 1, Heritage Park Commercial Building
Mendana Avenue, Honiara, Solomon Islands
  Tel +677 23333

Regional Director
External Communications Specialist
Matthew HODGE (Mr)
Deputy Regional Director and Senior Country Specialist

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

Last updated: 12 December 2022