In 2003 Solomon Islands spiralled into civil conflict over land. It led to a call by the country€™s Governor-General for international assistance. It came in the form of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI).
Flash forward 10 years and RAMSI is transitioning from a post-conflict intervention aimed at stabilisation and recovery to the resumption of regular and ongoing bilateral aid. But is this the only change and challenge still facing the fragile state?
In this video, Associate Professor Sinclair Dinnen outlines some of the challenges facing the Pacific Island nation as the 10-year Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) starts to draw down.
The question is also the subject of a two-day conference, Solomon Islands in transition, hosted by the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia program and taking place at the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific from 4-5 November.