Economy Archive June 2015

The Tiaro Bay Women’s Farm Tools Project has provided 30 families with farming tools to develop a sustainable, self-sufficient agricultural group.

Australia Helps Tiaro Bay Improve Vegetable Production

The Australian Government has helped the Tiaro Bay community improve their diets and generate income through funding from the Direct Aid Program (DAP).

Forming Partnership Encouraged for Isabel Province

The Solomon Islands Minister for Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening, Hon. Duddley Kopu has encouraged the Isabel Provincial Government to forge partnerships with resource owners to help drive socio-economic developments in the Province.

Anti-Corruption Efforts Highlighted

Solomon Islands anti-corruption efforts have been highlighted at the 6th Implementation Review Group (IRG) of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) meeting in Vienna, Austria.
The Solomon Islands Government express the need to improve Solomon Islands participation in the Australian Seasonal Workers Programs which has declined since joining the scheme in 2012

Government Aims to Improve Labor Mobility

The Solomon Islands Government regards labour mobility as a key economic and social driver to improve the country’s future economic and human development benchmark.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade of the Solomon Islands, The Hon. Milner Tozaka, with Development Policy Centre Director Stephen Howes after the roundtable.

Round Table Hosted for Labor Mobility

Last week, Devpolicy, in collaboration with and at the request of the Solomon Islands High Commission, hosted a roundtable on the participation of Solomon Islanders in Australia’s Seasonal Worker Program.b

Arrival of El Nino Announced

The Solomon Islands Meteorological Service has announced the arrival of El Nino in the country following confirmation by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.