We're supporting Solomon Islands to reach sustainable economic growth, improve the quality of their education and make communities safer.

Total aid to Solomon Islands is made up of programme funding for activities specific to Solomon Islands, as well as other funding which can include scholarships, regional initiatives, activities supported through the Partnerships Fund, and humanitarian response.

Graphic showing total aid for Solomon Islands 2015-16

Shared vision

New Zealand and Solomon Islands have signed a Joint Commitment for Development. This sets out the shared vision of our two governments, the priority areas we're focused on, each countries' responsibilities, and the funding New Zealand will provide.

What we're supporting

We're working closely with the Solomon Islands Government and local agencies on several aid activities.

Priority Activities and outcomes

Fisheries
Increase economic and food security benefits from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture 

Strengthening Solomon Islands capacity to sustainably develop and manage fisheries through a five-year programme. This will increase government revenue from off-shore fisheries, improve profits from inshore fisheries and aquaculture, and increase income and employment from all fisheries. 

Economic governance 
Strengthen economic governance 

Strengthening the tax system and the Solomon Islands Inland Revenue Division through a five year support programme. This will ensure stable tax revenue and will include improving voluntary tax compliance and enforcement. 

Education
Improve knowledge, skills and basic education.

 

Increasing primary level literacy and numeracy and basic education completion rates, and enabling teachers to meet Solomon Islands professional standards. This will be achieved through providing technical advisers and funding support.  

Law and justice
Strengthen law and justice systems

Improving community safety by strengthening the capability of the Solomon Islands Police, and public confidence in the police, through the Regional Assistance Mission Solomon Islands (RAMSI).  

Find out more about our aid activities by country.

Recent achievements

Priority  Achievement

Fisheries
Increase economic and food security benefits from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture 

Increased the value of fish exports by 115% between 2010 and 2014, and jobs in the fisheries sector rose by 33% in this time.

The Solomon Islands Government's revenue from fisheries access and administration fees increased by 27% between 2013 and 2014.

Education
Improve knowledge, skills and basic education

Raised literacy and numeracy achievement. A new exam introduced in 2013 established that 62% of Year 6 students now meet or exceed expected literacy levels and 87% of Year 6 students now meet or exceed expected numeracy levels.

Built 44 new classroom blocks across five provinces.

Law and justice
Strengthen law and justice systems 

The Annual People's Survey, conducted as part of RAMSI, found that the number of Solomon Islanders who feel they are living in a safe and peaceful community rose from 31% to 43% between 2011 and 2013.

Evaluation and research reports

Evaluation of the School of Education (Solomon Islands College of HIgher Education) and the University of Waikato Partnership