Report

ICT for development in the Pacific islands

This report reaches five main conclusions for the implementation of e-government and digital government initiatives, and it concludes with four recommendations for future programming of international support in the area of ICTs and e-government.
Policy report

Pacific perspectives on the world

The Whitlam Institute has published this policy research into the relationship between Australia and some of its closest neighbours. The research shows a broad range of people in three of Australia’s closest Pacific countries – Solomon Islands, Fiji and Vanuatu – are concerned Australia does...
Report

Transforming harmful gender norms in Solomon Islands

This report outlines the findings from a qualitative study and process evaluation to assess the implementation of Oxfam’s Safe Families program in Solomon Islands. The study sought to understand the processes of shifting harmful social norms that drive family and sexual violence in Solomon Islands.
Report

Women’s experiences of family violence services in Solomon Islands

In 2016, in Solomon Islands, the Family Protection Act (FPA) came into force. It set out new provisions and stipulations for service responses under the family violence system. Three years into the FPA, the results in this report reveal the perspectives of 126 service users...
Briefing paper

The voter as commodity: the phenomenon of cross-border voter registration in Solomon Islands

In the lead-up to the 2019 election, cross-border registration — that is, voters shifting their registration to a new constituency — emerged as a significant political phenomenon and a major topic of public commentary. What was going on?
Article

The wisdom of Solomons: Taiwan and China’s Pacific power play

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare offers an insight on the whys and why nots of diplomatic recognition.
Blog post

Could governments learn better?

Adequately designed and implemented public policies have the power to transform economies and improve the quality of life of citizens, writes Sandra Naranjo Bautista.
Book

Contested terrain: reconceptualising security in the Pacific

The world is confronted with multiple issues of security challenges. This book is an attempt to address some of these challenges by exploring how the use of multiple lenses could help enrich our understanding of the interconnected layers of security thinking and practices. Although the...
Book

Tulagi: Pacific outpost of British Empire

A new history of the Tulagi enclave provides an understanding of the origins of modern Solomon Islands. Tulagi was also a significant outpost of the British Empire in the Pacific, which enables a close analysis of race, sex and class and the process of British...
Report

International assistance to the Solomon Islands: is food and water security the highest priority?

This paper argues that food and water security is weak in the Solomon Islands, but due to the history of state breakdown and ethnic violence, most international development assistance seeks to address a wider range of issues.