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On April 2nd, 2007 a 12. m tsunami struck Simbo, a relatively remote island in Western Province, Solomon Islands. Although Simbo's population continues to depend on their own food production and small-scale governance regimes regulate access to resources, the island's way of life over the...
The contribution of tourism to the economic growth of Pacific Island countries (PICs) has achieved significance in the past decade. The shift in the economic policies of the PICs from the late 1980s has been decisively away from import substitution and agriculture to urban-based manufacturing...
This article argues that public policy processes in Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Samoa have insufficiently addressed the context, problems and needs of societies to which policies have been directed.
This paper examines the potential benefits and pitfalls of mobile phones for accessing social services, particularly in response to gender-based violence, in Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.
Introduction There is an excellent bibliography on early Solomon Islands: Sally Edridge’s Solomon Islands Bibliography to 1980, published in 1984 in Suva, Wellington and Honiara by the Institute of Pacific Studies at The University of the South Pacific, The Alexander Turnbull Library in New...
Tobacco smoking is widespread in the Pacific region. The burden upon health, social and economic elements of the community is likely to be substantial. The environment for action to redress this concern has been provided by the international efforts to establish global commitment to fight...
This report presents the findings of a review of the Solomon Islands Curriculum Review & Reform Programme undertaken during July and August, 2008. The Review has three specific objectives:
(1) To assist the MEHRD/CDC in assessing the progress and achievements of the Curriculum Review...
This review has examined the twinning support partnership between the School of Education and the University of Waikato/InTREC consortium against:
• A strategic focus around SoE governance and management
• A process focus around the twinning
• A programme delivery focus around...
The last several years have been a challenging time for the board and staff of the Small Business Enterprise Centre as they have recovered, along with the rest of the Solomon Islands, from the tensions and the subsequent arrival of RAMSI in 2003. The Centre...
Primarily, the evaluation aimed to assess whether the TIT had improved teacher practice and competency, and to identify lessons learnt for future teacher training in Solomon Islands. By identifying discernible changes in teacher behaviour, before and after teachers undertook the course, the evaluation focused on...