Solomons PM outlines development challenges

11:00 am on 7 March 2016

The Solomon Islands Prime Minister says he has identified a lack of clear process and role definition in agencies managing aid.

Manasseh Sogavare said government formed a policy for management of aid co-ordination, which he hoped to make more efficient and transparent

Management of the range of aid development would have to be of a multi-stakeholder nature, with civil society playing a lead part, he said.

Mr Sogavare lamented that until now there was no mechanisms for monitoring development projects funded with donor assistance.

According to him, there should now be greater efforts towards transparency and accountability in the aid co-ordination.

He described Solomon Islands as one of the most aid-dependent countries, saying aid would likely remain an enduring feature of its economy.

Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare

Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare Photo: RNZI