Solomon Islands

DP2016/7 Hard Work: Youth Employment Programming in Honiara, Solomon Islands

This Discussion Paper is principally concerned with two ongoing youth employment programs in Honiara: the World Bank–supported ‘Rapid Employment Project’ (REP) and the ‘Youth at

Kin and Gifts: Understanding the Kin-based Politics of Solomon Islands — The Case of East AreAre

This paper is based on the work I did for my MA thesis and has used (beside election results) data from the fieldwork I carried out in East AreAre, Malaita Province, in 2013.

The Political Economy of the Transition from Logging to Mining in Solomon Islands

Solomon Islanders have more than four decades of experience with large-scale commercial logging of natural forests, which still accounts for around 70

Show Me the Selen: A Fiscal Snapshot of Honiara, Solomon Islands

This In Brief is concerned with the fiscal realities of Solomon Islands’ only city, Honiara. Looking at budget and cost of living issues, it will examine the extent to which contemporary public

Justice Delivered Locally in Rural Solomon Islands

Justice and security are important development goals for donors such as Australia and a high priority for poor people around the world. The plural realities of

Intellectual Property Policy in Solomon Islands: Who is Really Playing the Tune?

This In Brief explores the drivers behind intellectual property policy in the Pacific Islands region through examining World Intellectual Property Day 2015 in

The Long Election: When Do We Stop Observing?

This In Brief reflects on an incident of political intimidation that occurred after the November 2014 Solomon Islands national election. From this incident it is clear that the local effects of

Sustaining the Gains in Post-RAMSI Solomon Islands

The Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) recently concluded at an estimated cost to Australia of AU$2.6 billion between 2003 and 2013. RAMSI was originally conceived in

Constituency Development Funds in Solomon Islands: State of Play

Constituency development funds (CDFs) are attracting an increasing level of academic attention internationally (see Baskin and Mezey 2014). To

A Day in the Life of a Member of Parliament in Solomon Islands

This Discussion Paper is based on a seminar delivered on 4 April 2016 by the Hon. Rick Hou MP, which was organised by SSGM.


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