Funding bodies: The World Bank, using funds provided by AusAid
Duration: May 2011, ongoing
To provide support to the Government of the Solomon Islands and the relevant ministries and local government agencies in Honiara for the national policy objectives of improving urban public land governance.
The mission is the first phase of a Scoping Study requested by the Solomon Islands Government and involved field work in October, 2011. A follow up mission is planned to present an Issues Paper developed during the first mission for consideration by a National Taskforce as the basis for an extensive program of consultation. The mission is being undertaken jointly with a team from the East Asia and Pacific regional office of UN-HABITAT. The project focuses on the capital, Honiara and is managed by the Justice for the Poor programme in the World Bank.
Geoffrey Payne is contracted to contribute to the mission on land management, and urban planning and housing issues.