Solomon Islands: Rebuilding an Island Economy

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Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

ISBN 1 920959 08 4

2004

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Overview

Solomon Islands is a country endowed with natural resources and attractions, yet despite this, the economy is no larger today than it was ten years ago. Ethnic tensions and civil unrest have often been blamed for severe economic regression, but deeper underlying economic and social problems have been eroding the island nation's economy over a number of years. The arrival of the Australian-led Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands has assisted in the restoration of law and order. The next most pressing challenge is economic recovery. This report seeks to assist with developing policy to support economic recovery, focusing on how the private sector can play a greater role in economic growth.

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