Urban Development in Honiara: Harnessing Opportunities, Embracing Change

Honiara and its surrounding urban areas have the highest levels of population growth in the South Pacific, and the population could treble by 2050.

SSGM Report on Urban Development in Honiara Launched By Solomon Islands Minister of Lands

The Honourable Moses Garu, Solomon Islands Minister of Lands, Housing and Survey, launched the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program (SSGM) report on Urban Development in Honiara: Harnessing Opportunities, Embracing Change on 18 May 2017.

IB2017/5 Solomon Islands’ Urban Land Tenure: Growing Complexity

This In Brief discusses contemporary land complexities in Solomon Islands with reference to land dealings around the capital city of Honiara.

IB2016/31 Women’s Livelihoods in Honiara Settlements

The gender disparities in employment in Solomon Islands are well documented (see ADB 2015). This In Brief describes recent research on women’s informal urban livelihoods

IB2016/28 Priced Out of the Market: Informal Settlements in Honiara, Solomon Islands

This In Brief reports on recent work, supported by UN-Habitat and donors, aimed at creating a profile of Honiara’s informal settlement situation and the challenges ahead.

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

Urbanisation in Honiara: Managing Change, Creating Opportunities

Pacific Island cities have some of the most rapid rates of urbanisation in the world, attracting rural migrants, particularly youth, in search of a better life. Within these cities significant political and social transformations are occurring. How well these transformational processes are handled will determine whether Pacific cities become drivers of economic growth and inclusive development, or sources of social unrest.

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

Pacific Urbanisation: Changing Times

Throughout the Pacific islands, urban planning and management remain largely neglected. A few Pacific island countries, like PNG, have tried to better manage

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