Trade and Development Strategies

Year Strategy name Sector
2011 Coconut Export Strategy

The Solomon Islands Coconut Export Strategy aims to develop a modernized Coconut... The Solomon Islands Coconut Export Strategy aims to develop a modernized Coconut industry by 2020, able to contribute significantly to national peace, unity and economic development for the prosperity of Solomon Islanders. The strategy outlines the national setting and the current industry situation, analyzing the main constraints affecting the value chain development. It identifies strategic options and target markets and it outlines the objectives and the implementation framework of the strategy for the 2010-2015 period. The key objectives are: 1) to create a Coconut Strategy implementation and coordination body that is self-sustaining by end 2011; 2) to consistently improve the quality of market, production and business feasibility information so as to enable stakeholders to effectively plan for sector diversification and development; 3) to increase collection and supply of coconuts by 30% by 2012; 4) to develop finance mechanisms in order to enable the Strategy implementation and investment by all stakeholders by 2015; 5) to develop a coconut processing industry for value addition and diversification of coconut products by 2015; 6) to improve support services to respond to sector needs by 2015.

Coconut Coconut

2009 Aquaculture Development Plan

The fundamental purpose of the document is to identify the coastal and... The fundamental purpose of the document is to identify the coastal and freshwater commodities that can be produced most easily and profitably, so as to meet food and income needs in Solomon Islands. The plan envisages the achievement of seven main goals: 1) to identify and prioritize the aquaculture commodities required to meet the national need for food and livelihood; 2) to establish viable aquaculture enterprises and provide the training necessary to expand the sector; 3) to strengthen the national capacity so as to establish and manage aquaculture at all levels; 4) to attract investment in aquaculture; 5) to develop competition (especially for export markets); 6) to provide technical support for key industry stakeholders, (farmers, private sector, NGOs and donors); 7) to develop responsible policies for aquaculture and gazette the supporting regulations. The document identifies priority commodities through the application of precise selection criteria, and it provides for each of them background information and an overview of the current situation, outlining proposed actions for reform and improvement.

Aquaculture Aquaculture

2009 Diagnostic Trade Integration Study - Solomon Islands

The Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) analyses the current economic outlook and... The Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) analyses the current economic outlook and its evolution after the military tensions in Solomon Islands between 1999 and 2002. It points out Solomon Islands’ large market access to both developed and developing countries, and it provides for actions to address the supply constraints in order to exploit this potential. In particular, it deals with cross-cutting issues such as business environment, trade facilitation, trade policy, poverty reduction and human development; and it focuses on specific sectors with higher growth potential.

Cocoa, Coconut, Coffee, Exotic and Indigenous Crops, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Forestry, Livestock, Palm Oil, Rice, Tourism Cocoa, Coconut, Coffee, Exotic and Indigenous Crops, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Forestry, Livestock, Palm Oil, Rice, Tourism

2007 Agriculture and Rural Development Strategy

The Agriculture and Rural Development Strategy provides an overview of the current... The Agriculture and Rural Development Strategy provides an overview of the current situation of rural development in the Solomon Islands, and it outlines a prioritized agenda for action aiming to improve local participation of rural communities in economic development, support agriculture, infrastructure and rural finance services, improve management and sustainability of natural resources. Hence, the strategy provides a detailed action matrix with specific actions to be taken in the medium and in the long term, built upon the following main objectives: 1) make better use of available resources; 2) improve rural service delivery mechanisms; 3) implement policies supportive of rural development; 4) focus on agricultural support services; 5) improve access to rural infrastructure services; 6) pave way for the development of rural finance services; 7) Support the adaptation of land tenure systems; 8) prepare for structural changes in the forestry sector; 9) Improve fisheries resources management through local and international partnerships.

Agriculture Agriculture

2007 Education Strategic Framework

The document provides a framework for the long-term development and reform of... The document provides a framework for the long-term development and reform of the education system in Solomon Islands. It envisages the development of all Solomon Islanders as individuals, and the improvement of their knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to live by their own means, in harmony with others and with the environment. The long-term goals of the plan are: 1) to provide equitable access to quality basic education for all children in the Solomon Islands; 2) to provide access to community, technical, vocational and tertiary education that will meet individual, regional and national needs for a knowledgeable, skilled, competent and complete people; 3) to manage resources in an efficient, effective and transparent manner.

2007 UNDAF Pacific

The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for the Pacific region is... The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for the Pacific region is aligned with the Pacific Plan, with national development priorities and with the Millennium Development Goals. It outlines expected outcomes in relation to four main areas of intervention: 1) equitable economic growth and poverty reduction; 2) good governance and human rights; 3) equitable social and protection services; 4) sustainable environmental management. For each of these areas, the plan also provides gender-specific UN outputs.

2005 The Pacific Plan

The Pacific Plan has been elaborated by the members of the Pacific... The Pacific Plan has been elaborated by the members of the Pacific Islands Forum in order to enhance and stimulate economic growth, sustainable development, good governance and security for Pacific countries, particularly relying on the role of regional integration. The plan identifies precise strategic objectives and it outlines a medium- and long-term implementation plan. It focuses on capacity development, human rights protection, gender equality, youth integration and technical and vocational education training.

2003 National Economic Recovery, Reform and Development Plan

The overall goal of the National Economic Recovery, Reform and Development Plan... The overall goal of the National Economic Recovery, Reform and Development Plan is to enhance and improve the quality of life and the living standards of all the people in Solomon Islands. The strategic objectives of the plan are: to improve the security environment in restoring law and order and fostering peace; to strengthen and improve governance institutions and good governance; to bring about macroeconomic stability and income growth; to restore basic social services in health and education; to re-establish the foundations for sustained economic growth and human development. Hence, the document contains a list of policy actions addressing issues within five main key strategic areas: 1) normalizing law and order and security situation; 2) strengthening democracy, human rights and good governance; 3) restoring fiscal and financial stability and reforming the public sector; 4) revitalizing the productive sector and rebuilding supporting infrastructure; 5) restoring basic social services and fostering social development.

2002 UNDAF Solomon Islands (2003-2007)

The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) is aligned with national governmental... The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) is aligned with national governmental policies and with the Millennium Development Goals. Its main goal is to "support Solomon Islands’ national development strategies for achieving peace and security, improved governance, and sustainable economic and social development through enhanced resource management and equitable access to quality basic services". To achieve this goal, the UDNAF outlines three main objectives: 1) to improve governance, security and human rights; 2) to ensure more equitable access to sustainable development opportunities; 3) to improve access, quality and delivery of basic services to all sections of the community.