Supporting stability in Solomon Islands

Overview

The stability of Solomon Islands has a major impact on the security of Australia and the broader region.  Stability is critical to both economic growth and human development in Solomon Islands.  Australia will continue to promote and support social and economic stability and build a platform for growth, including developing the capacity of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force; improving public sector and financial management; strengthening justice services; and supporting democratic governance through credible elections.

Related initiatives

Solomon Islands Economic and Public Sector Governance Program

Up to $42.7 million, 2013–17

The Solomon Islands Economic and Public Sector Governance Program (SIGOV) commenced in July 2013 following transition of RAMSI programs into the bilateral program. The aims of Australia's assistance are to: improve the performance of central ministries to enable effective service delivery and support economic growth; identify and remove systemic obstacles to service delivery and the creation of an enabling environment for growth; and mitigate fiduciary risks to Australian and Solomon Islands Government funds. The program is delivered through budget support to SIG, training and technical assistance in fiscal and human resource management.

Related documents*

Name of document Year published Type

Solomon Islands Economic and Public Sector Governance Program: Independent review and management response

2014

Independent review

Solomon Islands Governance Program Delivery Strategy

2013

Delivery strategy

Solomon Islands Governance Program Design 2017-2021

2017

Program design

Solomon Islands Justice Program

Up to $40.2 million, 2013-2017

The Solomon Islands Justice Program aims to improve planning, management and budgeting in order to support the delivery of justice services. The program delivers support through: technical assistance to support institutional and individual capacity development (e.g. legal advisers, human resource and finance advisers); earmarked budget support for infrastructure maintenance and salaries; infrastructure for justice agencies; and complementary small value activities.
The Solomon Islands Justice Program seeks to influence five long-term outcomes towards the overarching goal of improved delivery of justice services:

  • courts and justice agencies are better able to deliver their core functions
  • courts and justice agencies are better able to manage their financial and human resources
  • the delivery of a range of justice services to rural communities is expanded
  • strengthened laws, increased services and focus on violence against women and gender equality in the workplace, and
  • improved correctional centre management and sustained focus on rehabilitation.

Related documents*

Name of document Year published Type

Solomon Islands Case Study: Evaluation of Australian law and justice assistance

2012

Evaluation

Justice Delivered Locally: Systems, Challenges and Innovations in Solomon Islands

2013

Research report

Delivery Strategy: Solomon Islands Justice Program July 2013 to June 2017

2013

Research report

Toward More Effective and Legitimate Institutions to Handle Problems of Justice in Solomon Islands

2015

Policy note

Institutional and Fiscal Analysis of Lower-Level Courts in Solomon Islands

2015

Law and justice study

Solomon Islands Justice Program: Mid term review and management response

2015

Mid term review

Solomon Islands Justice Program Design 2017-2021

2017

Program design

Solomon Islands Democratic Governance

Up to $10.9 million, 2012-2017

The Democratic Governance program provides support for electoral system strengthening and governance in Solomon Islands. The program provides strategic advisory support to the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission, twinning arrangements with the Australian Electoral Commission and surge support from the Australian Civilian Corps for election field and support staff resources. The program also provides media assistance to enhance the community's ability to engage with issues of democratic governance and voter awareness.

 

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Last Updated: 9 May 2017