World Bank Releases Development Blueprint for Solomons

The World Bank supports community-driven development and urban youth employment under its country strategy for the Solomon Islands. Photo by: luigig / CC BY 2.0 luigigCC BY 2.0

The World Bank has released a country strategy for the Solomon Islands that identifies key national priorities toward sustained long-term growth there.

The strategy has three objectives, namely addressing barriers to growth, enhancing global and regional engagement, and improving public administration.

It also outlines a number of key policy actions and projects in telecommunications, power systems, access to finance, agriculture extension services, mining, public financial management, and urban youth employment, among others.

The Solomon Islands, a World Bank member since its independence in 1978, is one of the poorest countries in Asia and the Pacific, having experienced a period of internal conflict and successive global food, fuel and financial crises.

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