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 2016-17




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


Increase economic and food security benefits from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture 

Strengthening Solomon Islands capacity to sustainably develop and manage fisheries. This Activity 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 to support stable tax revenue and improve voluntary tax compliance and enforcement.  


Improve knowledge, skills and basic education


New Zealand’s support to the Solomon Island education sector is focused on increasing primary level literacy and numeracy and basic education completion rates, and enabling teachers to meet Solomon Islands professional standards.

New Zealand also provides tertiary scholarships and vocational training opportunities to Solomon Islands students in sectors that support economic growth. https://www.mfat.govt.nz/en/aid-and-development/scholarships/ 

Law and Justice

Strengthen law and justice systems

New Zealand is committed to improving community safety by strengthening the capability of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force, and improving public confidence in the police. Our current works builds on the success of the Regional Assistance Mission Solomon Islands (RAMSI) which concluded in June 2017 and is implemented through the New Zealand Police.   


Increase economic benefits from tourism

New Zealand is the lead donor in sup­porting critical avi­ation infrastructure projects and aviation reform to unlock Solomon Islands tourism potential and create conditions for economic growth.

Renewable Energy

Expand access to affordable, reliable and clean energy

New Zealand supports Solomon Islands’ aspirations for increased economic and societal benefits from the use of renewable energy through greater access to affordable, reliable, and clean energy.

Youth Engagement

Support youth engagement and employment

To help foster stronger community cohesion and sense of belonging amongst urban youth, the New Zealand Aid programme is supporting redevelopment of Honiara’s multi-purpose hall.  This Activity will establish the multi-purpose hall as a youth hub providing a centre for sport, educational and youth services.

Find out more about our aid activities by country.

Evaluation and research reports

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