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Post-Conflict Emergency Rehabilitation Project

sector: Education, Health, Transport, Water and Other Urban Infrastructure and Services | country: Solomon Islands

Projects formulated to respond to an emergency can provide a valuable entry point for a range of follow-up development initiatives, as was the case with this Project. To derive maximum benefit from the follow-up opportunities that may be generated, ADB needs to establish and maintain effective dialogue with the Government and the broader assistance community so that these opportunities can be shared and acted upon. Similarly, ADB needs to be able to respond, as it did in this case, with further timely technical assistance (TA) projects or loan projects aimed at addressing weakness or helping to build on new opportunities. The experience of this Project illustrates the merit in a collaborative approach involving multiple development partners. The Project collaborated with the Australian Agency for International Development’s (AusAID) Community Sector Program (CSP) in Malaita Province. In particular, while the project rehabilitated 20 bridges over 100 km of north Malaita road, the CSP improved the road and drainage works between these bridges. Collaboration and partnership exemplify close donor cooperation and harmonization.

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