Solomon Islands

The emergent middle classes in Timor-Leste and Melanesia: Conceptual issues and developmental significance

The emergence of a middle class has been identified as an important factor driving economic and political transitions in Asia and Africa.

Mobile Phones and the 2014 Solomon Islands national elections

Information and communication technology environments in Melanesia are changing rapidly and profoundly (Logan 2014).

Is Biometric Voter Registration the Way Forward for Melanesia?

Recent experiences in Fiji and Solomon Islands provide examples of roll improvements supported by biometric technology, although the true costs and benefits

Election Observations in Solomon Islands

In November 2014, Solomon Islands conducted its ninth general election since independence.

Biometrics, fraudsters and observers

Biometric voting system reduces fraud at Solomon Islands elections

The Politics of Distribution in Solomon Islands: North Vella Lavella Constituency

This In Brief reports on some of the more important observations made during the North Vella campaign and marks out some of the implications for understandin

Research Permit Schemes in Pacific Island Countries

This In B​rief discusses the potential of research permit schemes for Pacific island countries, as well as detailing some considerations in their design and

Illicit Small Arms in the Pacific: Cause for Concern?

Illicit small arms1 can cause insecurity and instability for populations, governments, and regions alike, whether used in civil disorder, crime or conflict.

Elections and Electoral Quality in Solomon Islands

Despite weak governance, challenging geography, and conflict at the turn of the millennium, Solomon Islands has succeeded in holding eight general elections

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