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2018 Review of Program Design and Conditionality

2018 Review of Program Design and Conditionality »

Volume: 19

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 May 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498315715.007

ISBN: 9781498315715

Keywords: Economic growth, Capital expenditure, Debt sustainability, Public debt, Fiscal adjustment, conditionality, program design, RoC, WEO, GRA

The 2018 Review of Program Design and Conditionality is the first comprehensive stocktaking of Fund lending operations since the global financial crisis. The review assesses program performance between September 20...

Solomon Islands
			: 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Solomon Islands »

Volume/Issue: 2018/309

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484383797.002

ISBN: 9781484383797

Keywords: Solomon Islands, Asia and Pacific

Solomon Islands has made substantial progress since the Tensions in the early 2000s but faces considerable economic and governance challenges and is highly vulnerable to natural disasters. The logging industry conf...

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2018, Asia Pacific
			: Good Times, Uncertain Times: A Time to Prepare

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2018, Asia Pacific : Good Times, Uncertain Times: A Time to Prepare »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 May 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484339886.086

ISBN: 9781484339886

Asia is expected to grow by about 51/2 percent this year, accounting for nearly two-thirds of global growth, and the region remains the world's most dynamic by a considerable margin. But despite the strong outlook,...

Solomon Islands
			: Selected Issues

Solomon Islands : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2018/73

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484346174.002

ISBN: 9781484346174

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Solomon Islands

Selected Issues...

Solomon Islands
			: 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Solomon Islands »

Volume/Issue: 2018/57

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 March 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484344583.002

ISBN: 9781484344583

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands has made considerable gains in establishing macroeconomic stability and strengthening institutions in the past six years. The Australia-led Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) wit...

Challenges in Correspondent Banking in the Small States of the Pacific

Challenges in Correspondent Banking in the Small States of the Pacific »

Volume/Issue: 2017/90

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jihad Alwazir , Fazurin Jamaludin , Dongyeol Lee , Niamh Sheridan , and Patrizia Tumbarello

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475593471.001

ISBN: 9781475593471

Keywords: Marshall Islands, Fiji, Asia and Pacific, Pacific Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Small states, Solomon Islands, Tax evasion

Access to financial services in the small states of the Pacific is being eroded. Weaknesses in Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism compliance in the context of high levels of remittances...

Financing for Development
			:  Enhancing the Financial Safety Net for Developing Countries---Further Considerations

Financing for Development : Enhancing the Financial Safety Net for Developing Countries---Further Considerations »

Volume/Issue: 2016/062

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 October 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498345156.007

ISBN: 9781498345156

Keywords: Financial safety nets, Developing countries, Balance of payments need, Debt sustainability analysis, Development financing, GRA, RCF, concessional, IMFC, repeated use

PRGT-eligible members make considerable use of Fund concessional financing. Since 2010, 56 percent of Fund arrangements have involved a PRGT-facility. This paper examines a number of issues raised by Executive Dir...

Resilience and Growth in the Small States of the Pacific

Resilience and Growth in the Small States of the Pacific »

Series: Books

Author(s): Hoe Khor , Roger Kronenberg , and Patrizia Tumbarello

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 August 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513507521.071

ISBN: 9781513507521

Keywords: Pacific islands, small states, natural disasters, climate change, foreign aid, resilience, dispersion, distance, remoteness, fisheries

Pacific island countries face unique challenges to realizing their growth potential and raising living standards. This book discusses ongoing challenges facing Pacific island countries and policy options to address...

Solomon Islands
			: 2016 Article IV Consultation and Fifth and Sixth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands : 2016 Article IV Consultation and Fifth and Sixth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Solomon Islands »

Volume/Issue: 2016/90

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 March 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498371865.002

ISBN: 9781498371865

Keywords: debt, natural disasters, monetary fund, reserves, cash balance

This paper presents an overview of Solomon Islands' economy. Although Solomon Islands is a small island state, low-income country that is severely affected by external shocks, including commodity price declines, na...

Solomon Islands
			: Economic Development Documents- Medium-Term Development Plan, 2016-20

Solomon Islands : Economic Development Documents- Medium-Term Development Plan, 2016-20 »

Volume/Issue: 2016/91

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 March 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484304303.002

ISBN: 9781484304303

Keywords: environment, land, economic growth, resources, fisheries

This report describes Solomon Islands' macroeconomic, structural, and social policies in support of growth and poverty reduction, as well as associated external financing needs and major source of financing. Solomo...

Solomon Islands
			: Request for an Extension of the Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility; Press Release; and Staff Report

Solomon Islands : Request for an Extension of the Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility; Press Release; and Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2015/352

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498344869.002

ISBN: 9781498344869

Keywords: arrangement, monetary fund, documents, data, central bank

This paper discusses Solomon Islands' Request for an Extension of the Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF). All end-December 2014 performance criteria (PCs), indicative targets (ITs) for March 2015,...

Enhancing Macroeconomic Resilience to Natural Disasters and Climate Change in the Small States of the Pacific

Enhancing Macroeconomic Resilience to Natural Disasters and Climate Change in the Small States of the Pacific »

Volume/Issue: 2015/125

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ezequiel Cabezon , Leni Hunter , Patrizia Tumbarello , Kazuaki Washimi , and Yiqun Wu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 June 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513525792.001

ISBN: 9781513525792

Keywords: natural disasters, climate change, panel VAR, disaster risk management, disasters, disaster, natural disaster, damage, Environment and Growth, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions,

Natural disasters and climate change are interrelated macro-critical issues affecting all Pacific small states to varying degrees. In addition to their devastating human costs, these events damage growth prospects...

Strengthening Fiscal Frameworks and Improving the Spending Mix in Small States

Strengthening Fiscal Frameworks and Improving the Spending Mix in Small States »

Volume/Issue: 2015/124

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ezequiel Cabezon , Patrizia Tumbarello , and Yiqun Wu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 June 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513529103.001

ISBN: 9781513529103

Keywords: revenue volatility, procyclical policies, quality of spending, revenue, debt, expenditure, public spending, General,

Reflecting diseconomies of scale in providing public goods and services, recurrent spending in small states typically represents a large share of GDP. For some small states, this limits the fiscal space available f...

What Drives Interest Rate Spreads in Pacific Island Countries? An Empirical Investigation

What Drives Interest Rate Spreads in Pacific Island Countries? An Empirical Investigation »

Volume/Issue: 2015/96

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Fazurin Jamaludin , Vladimir Klyuev , and Anuk Serechetapongse

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484362266.001

ISBN: 9781484362266

Keywords: banks, bank, interest, banking, banking sector

Growth has been sluggish in Pacific island countries (PICs). High cost of credit is likely one of the reasons. While the small scale, geographic dispersion, and vulnerability to shocks increase the cost and risk of...

Solomon Islands
			: Fourth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement

Solomon Islands : Fourth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement »

Volume/Issue: 2015/102

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475548129.002

ISBN: 9781475548129

Keywords: revenue, monetary fund, debt, exchange rate, investment

KEY ISSUES Recent Developments and Outlook. Solomon Islands held its parliamentary elections on November 19, 2014 and elected a new government led by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, representing the Democratic Co...

Solomon Islands
			: Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands : Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Solomon Islands »

Volume/Issue: 2014/170

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 June 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498330374.002

ISBN: 9781498330374

Keywords: central bank, external debt, debt management, current account, public debt

This paper discusses Solomon Islands' Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria (PC). Program performance under the ECF arrangement has b...

Determinants of Interest Rate Spreads in Solomon Islands

Determinants of Interest Rate Spreads in Solomon Islands »

Volume/Issue: 2014/105

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nooman Rebei

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 June 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498303651.001

ISBN: 9781498303651

Keywords: banking spreads, banking, inflation, bank spreads, banking sector, monetary fund, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Oceania, financial intermediation.,

Bank interest rate spreads in Solomon Islands are high by regional standards. This paper examines the determinants of bank interest rates including bank specific, banking sector, macroeconomic, and legal indicators...

Solomon Islands
			: Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV consultation and Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criterion

Solomon Islands : Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV consultation and Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criterion »

Volume/Issue: 2014/12

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 January 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484374023.002

ISBN: 9781484374023

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Economic growth, Debt sustainability analysis, Solomon Islands, Extended Credit Facility, Exchange rate assessments, Economic indicators, Press releases, Reserves adequacy, Staff Reports

This Information Annex highlights that the Solomon Islands has recovered well from a precarious position during the global economic crisis. Growth has accelerated rapidly and international and fiscal reserves incre...

Solomon Islands
			: First Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement-Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands : First Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement-Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Solomon Islands »

Volume/Issue: 2013/249

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 August 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484372906.002

ISBN: 9781484372906

Keywords: central bank, external debt, public finance, public debt, treasury bills

This paper discusses Solomon Islands' First Review Under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) Arrangement. The three-year arrangement under the ECF is on track. All December 2012 and continuous performance criteria h...

Solomon Islands
			: Second Review Under the Standby Credit Facility and Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility-Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Solomon Islands.

Solomon Islands : Second Review Under the Standby Credit Facility and Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility-Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Solomon Islands. »

Volume/Issue: 2012/333

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 December 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475582796.002

ISBN: 9781475582796

Keywords: public spending, fiscal position, budget support, public debt

This paper is an account of the economic conditions of the Solomon Islands. The macroeconomic situation has shown a considerable expansion in recent years with the external buffers intact. Although the Islands hav...

Solomon Islands
			: First Review Under the Standby Credit Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria:  Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Solomon Islands.

Solomon Islands : First Review Under the Standby Credit Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria: Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Solomon Islands. »

Volume/Issue: 2012/156

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 June 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475504989.002

ISBN: 9781475504989

Keywords: budget support, fiscal balance, fiscal stance, debt service, taxation

The First Review Under the Standby Credit Facility (SCF) discusses Solomon Islands' satisfactory performance under the SCF-supported program, approved in December 2011. The current arrangement is intended to be pre...

Solomon Islands
			: Selected Issues

Solomon Islands : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2011/360

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 December 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463929916.002

ISBN: 9781463929916

Keywords: tax collection, mining sector, taxable income, mineral resources

This paper analyzes Solomon Islands' ongoing reforms concerning of the mineral taxation regime and the fiscal impact of mineral resources. The analysis shows that mineral revenue could be substantial, provided tha...

Solomon Islands
			: 2011 Article IV Consultation, Third Review Under the Stand-by Credit Facility, and Request for Arrangement Under the Stand-by Credit Facility:  Staff Report; Staff Supplements; Public Information Notice and Press Releases; and Statement by the Executive Director for Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands : 2011 Article IV Consultation, Third Review Under the Stand-by Credit Facility, and Request for Arrangement Under the Stand-by Credit Facility: Staff Report; Staff Supplements; Public Information Notice and Press Releases; and Statement by the Executive Director for Solomon Islands »

Volume/Issue: 2011/359

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 December 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463929909.002

ISBN: 9781463929909

Keywords: public debt, external debt, central bank, debt service, current account

Solomon Islands' economy has rebounded from the 2008-09 global financial crisis. An 18-month Standby Credit Facility has been approved in June 2010 and succeeded in restoring macroeconomic and financial stability....

Solomon Islands
			: Second Review Under the Standby Credit Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria - Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion

Solomon Islands : Second Review Under the Standby Credit Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria - Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion »

Volume/Issue: 2011/180

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 July 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781462319381.002

ISBN: 9781462319381

Keywords: Banking sector, Economic indicators, Excess liquidity, Exchange rate adjustments, Fiscal reforms, Performance criteria modifications, Staff Reports, Tax administration, Tax legislation, Macroprudential policies and financial stability

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

Monetary Policy Transmission Mechanisms in Pacific Island Countries

Monetary Policy Transmission Mechanisms in Pacific Island Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2011/96

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jonathan Dunn , Matt Davies , Yongzheng Yang , Yiqun Wu , and Shengzu Wang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455254279.001

ISBN: 9781455254279

Keywords: monetary policy transmission, pass-through, monetary policy, inflation, central bank, monetary fund, aggregate demand, Money And Interest Rates,

During the global financial crisis, central banks in Pacific island countries eased monetary policy to stimulate economic activity. Judging by the ensuing movements in commercial bank interest rates and private sec...

Solomon Islands
			: First Review Under the Stand-by Credit Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria and Re-phasing of Disbursements:  Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Solomon Islands.

Solomon Islands : First Review Under the Stand-by Credit Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria and Re-phasing of Disbursements: Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Solomon Islands. »

Volume/Issue: 2010/359

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 December 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455212811.002

ISBN: 9781455212811

Keywords: debt, budget, cash balance, interest, budget support

Generally, macroeconomic performance has been as envisaged at the time of the program request. The near-term outlook has improved, despite uncertain global conditions. The new government of Solomon Islands remains...

Solomon Islands
			: Request for an Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility:  Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands : Request for an Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility: Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Solomon Islands »

Volume/Issue: 2010/198

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 July 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455207657.002

ISBN: 9781455207657

Keywords: debt, budget, interest, external debt, public sector

The effects of the global recession and decline in logging have undermined macroeconomic stability in the Solomon Islands. The government's program offers a basis for resuming strong growth in a low inflation envir...

The Solomon Islands
			: 2009 Article IV Consultation:  Staff Report; Staff Statement; Supplement to the Staff Report; Public Information Notice; Statement by the Executive Director for the Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands : 2009 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Statement; Supplement to the Staff Report; Public Information Notice; Statement by the Executive Director for the Solomon Islands »

Volume/Issue: 2009/309

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 November 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451834420.002

ISBN: 9781451834420

Keywords: debt, budget, article, deficit, interest

This 2009 Article IV Consultation highlights that economic conditions in the Solomon Islands have weakened in 2009, given the effects of the global recession and a logging sector decline. Real GDP growth is project...

Solomon Islands
			: 2008 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion

Solomon Islands : 2008 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion »

Volume/Issue: 2008/358

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 November 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451834406.002

ISBN: 9781451834406

Keywords: debt, revenues, budget, article, balance of payments

The 2008 Article IV Consultation with Solomon Islands discusses an economic outlook that hinges critically on developing nonlogging sources of growth and exports to offset the expected decline in logging activity....

Solomon Islands
			: Tax Summary and Statistical Appendix

Solomon Islands : Tax Summary and Statistical Appendix »

Volume/Issue: 2008/359

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 November 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451834413.002

ISBN: 9781451834413

Keywords: interest, loans, central bank, external debt, debt

This Tax Summary and Statistical Appendix for the Solomon Islands outlines the summary of various taxes. Residents are taxed on their worldwide income. Nonresidents are taxed on income sourced from the Solomon Isla...

Solomon Islands
			: Tax Summary and Statistical Appendix

Solomon Islands : Tax Summary and Statistical Appendix »

Volume/Issue: 2007/303

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 September 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451834390.002

ISBN: 9781451834390

Keywords: interest, central bank, grants, interest payments

This paper presents the Tax Summary for the Solomon Islands. The paper discusses that normal business expenses are deductible against chargeable income. A $7,800 personal exemption applies to both resident and nonr...

Solomon Islands
			: 2007 Article IV Consultation:  Staff Report; Staff Supplement; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion

Solomon Islands : 2007 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Supplement; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion »

Volume/Issue: 2007/304

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 September 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451951653.002

ISBN: 9781451951653

Keywords: debt, interest, budget, baseline scenario

This 2007 Article IV Consultation highlights that real GDP growth of Solomon Islands rose to an estimated 6 percent in 2006, driven by fish, palm oil production, and services. However, it is expected to ease to 51/...

Solomon Islands
			: Staff Report for the 2006 Article IV Consultation

Solomon Islands : Staff Report for the 2006 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2006/362

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451834376.002

ISBN: 9781451834376

Keywords: debt, interest, budget, article

Since the intervention of the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands, growth has rebounded, and financial stability has been maintained. Fiscal discipline should be sustained, and a medium-term strategy...

Solomon Islands
			: Statistical Appendix

Solomon Islands : Statistical Appendix »

Volume/Issue: 2006/363

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451834383.002

ISBN: 9781451834383

Keywords: interest, liabilities, commercial creditors

The paper presents statistical data on real sector indicators, real GDP, formal employment, central government operations, revenue and grants, expenditure, budget financing, gross domestic debt, and equity investme...

Pacific Island Countries
			: Possible Common Currency Arrangement

Pacific Island Countries : Possible Common Currency Arrangement »

Volume/Issue: 2006/234

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Orsmond , and Christopher Browne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451864946.001

ISBN: 9781451864946

Keywords: regional currency arrangements, exchange rate, exchange rate policies, exchange rate regimes, exchange rate regime, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

This paper examines the potential advantages and disadvantages of adopting a common currency arrangement among the six IMF member Pacific island countries that have their own national currency. These countries are...

SOLOMON ISLANDS Staff Report for the 2005 Article IV Consultation

SOLOMON ISLANDS Staff Report for the 2005 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2005/365

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 October 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451834369.002

ISBN: 9781451834369

Keywords: budget, interest, external debt, public sector

The Solomon Islands's 2005 Article IV Consultation reports that the improvement in the economic performance registered after the arrival of the Australian-led intervention force in mid-2003 has continued. The proje...

Solomon Islands
			: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Solomon Islands : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Volume/Issue: 2005/364

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 October 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451834352.002

ISBN: 9781451834352

Keywords: debt, interest, taxes, payments, loans

This Selected Issues paper for the Solomon Islands reviews budget trends in the past decade and assesses medium-term budget prospects. Aid flows and revenue from import tariffs and logging are projected to decline....

Solomon Islands
			: Staff Report for the 2004 Article IV Consultation

Solomon Islands : Staff Report for the 2004 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2004/258

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 August 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451834345.002

ISBN: 9781451834345

Keywords: debt, budget, central bank, external debt, article

This 2004 Article IV Consultation highlights that the government of the Solomon Islands has moved rapidly to stabilize budgetary finances since the arrival in mid-2003 of the multinational Regional Assistance Missi...

Solomon Islands
			: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Solomon Islands : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Volume/Issue: 2004/255

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 August 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451834338.002

ISBN: 9781451834338

Keywords: interest, loans, debt, liabilities, payments

This Selected Issues paper examines prospects for increasing growth and reducing poverty in the Solomon Islands. The paper highlights that agriculture constitutes the largest sector of the Solomon Islands economy,...

Solomon Islands
			: Statistical Appendix

Solomon Islands : Statistical Appendix »

Volume/Issue: 1998/79

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451834321.002

ISBN: 9781451834321

Keywords: central bank, banking system, banking, balance of payments, debt service

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

Solomon Islands
			: Recent Economic Developments

Solomon Islands : Recent Economic Developments »

Volume/Issue: 1996/74

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 August 1996

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451834314.002

ISBN: 9781451834314

Keywords: central bank, debt service, treasury securities, external debt, current account

This report describes economic developments in the Solomon Islands during the 1990s. Developments in the real sector were dominated by a broad-based export boom, which stemmed, in large part, from a continuing incr...

Paradise Lost? Growth, Convergence and Migration in the South Pacific

Paradise Lost? Growth, Convergence and Migration in the South Pacific »

Volume/Issue: 1995/28

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Norman Loayza , and Paul Cashin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451844603.001

ISBN: 9781451844603

Keywords: economic growth, equation, statistics, time series, growth rate

This paper examines the determinants of growth for nine South Pacific countries during the period 1971-93, using the analytical framework of the Solow-Swan neoclassical growth model. Chamberlain’s II-matrix...

A Subsistence Linked Economy
			: The Case of the Solomon Islands

A Subsistence Linked Economy : The Case of the Solomon Islands »

Volume/Issue: 1989/104

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 December 1989

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451947762.001

ISBN: 9781451947762

Keywords: money demand, equation, inflation, simultaneous equation, forecasting

How are money demand, income, and the price level affected when a significant portion of the economically active population reverts to and withdraws from subsistence economic activity? This paper tries to find a qu...

Economic Development in Seven Pacific Island Countries

Economic Development in Seven Pacific Island Countries »

Series: Books

Author(s): Douglas Scott , and Christopher Browne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1989

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557750358.071

ISBN: 9781557750358

Keywords: balance of payments, current account, external debt, debt service, central bank

This book, by Christopher Browne with Douglas A. Scott, reviews the economic progress that Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu, and Western Samoa have made since independence. An overv...