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In August 2016, the ANU partnered with Guadalcanal
Provincial Government to convene a workshop to explore
visions, priorities, and options for the future development
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Solomon Islanders have more than four decades of
experience with large-scale commercial logging of
natural forests, which still accounts for around 70
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 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
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