Solomon Islands: Economic and Financial Reform Program
sector: Public Sector Management | country: Solomon Islands
The lessons presented in the project completion report (PCR) and summarized here were drawn mainly from the core economic working group (CEWG) process. Ownership of government and stakeholders was critical to successful implementation of the Economic and Financial Reform Program (EFRP). The CEWG process helped channel a growing share of development partner support through government systems, consequently reducing transaction costs of the government and development partners. Policy dialogue and tight focus on the EFRP and policy matrix helped strengthen the government’s ownership. Implementation of legislative reform often took longer than anticipated; and therefore policy actions that require legislative reform need to have realistic timelines. This validation finds the lessons presented in the PCR appropriate and has no additional lesson to offer.