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Solomon Islands Provincial Governance and Service Delivery Project (PGSDP)


Over the past 10 years, Solomon Islands Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) has reinvigorated Solomon Islands nine provincial governments (PGs). Given the sprawling geography of the country, these sub-national institutions are an absolute necessity to enable the effective and efficient provision of essential public services to people across the country, in particular, marginalised groups who often live far from Honiara and provincial capitals where services are concentrated.

The project aims at building sound, inclusive, transparent, accountable, and institutionally-embedded governance systems for sub-national service delivery, promoting rights realization.

To achieve this goal, the project will support Provincial Governments to improve the provision of health and education services for their citizens as well as strengthen the public administration in charge of providing those services.

To ensure the realization of its objectives, the project will implement the following main activities:

  1. Development of a Provincial Sector Grants Manual
  2. Provision of  Sector Grants Provincial Administrations and monitoring to ensure accountable, effective service delivery to communities
  3. Strengthening of the capacities on accountable public financial management of Provincial Governments staff and staff of Health and Education Provincial Divisions

This project contributes (together with a UNICEF-led component) to a broader initiative aiming at supporting Provincial Governance and local administrations’ service delivery in Solomon Islands.

Solomon Islands
EU Contribution: EUR 5.6 million
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Solomon Islands