The Development Bulletin - Urban development in the Pacific

Pacific Island countries are experiencing dramatic social, political and demographic change as urban populations increase and the flow of people moving from rural villages

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.

IB2016/32 Visions for Henderson: A Workshop on Managing Peri-Urban Growth in Solomon Islands

In August 2016, the ANU partnered with Guadalcanal Provincial Government to convene a workshop to explore visions, priorities, and options for the future development

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

IB 2016/30 ‘Luxury’ and ‘Disturbances’: Women’s Views on City Life in Honiara Settlements

Increasing numbers of men and women have established homes, livelihoods and families on lands in Honiara they cannot own (see also Keen and Barbara 2015). Settlers come

IB2016/29 What’s in the News? Urban Issues in Solomon Star Online Reporting, 2014–2016

One of the greatest challenges and opportunities facing the South Pacific is rapid urbanisation, and Solomon Islands faces some of the most pressing urban growth stresses in the region.

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


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