Solomon Islands

Research on the RAMSI Legacy for Pacific Policing

In 2016 several SSGM scholars commenced work on a major research project exploring the legacy of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) for Pacific policing. Led by ANU College of Asia and the Pacific Dean, Michael Wesley, the project is a collaboration between the Australian Federal Police, the Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police, the Pacific Islands Forum and the Australian National University.

IB2017/3 Conflicts over Credit: Challenges to Women’s Economic Empowerment in Solomon Islands

This In Brief looks at the challenges to women’s economic empowerment posed by the cultural pressure to give. Though the pressure to give affects everyone who has an income,

Building a Pathway for Successful Land Reform in Solomon Islands

This Report highlights the need for a step by step development process for land reform efforts. Based on land reform experience in other Melanesian countries, it

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

Kin and Gifts: Understanding the Kin-based Politics of Solomon Islands — The Case of East AreAre

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.


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