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The Political Economy of the Transition from Logging to Mining in Solomon Islands

Porter, Doug; Allen, Matthew


Solomon Islanders have more than four decades of experience with large-scale commercial logging of natural forests, which still accounts for around 70 per cent of exports, 15 per cent of GDP and 14 per cent of domestically sourced government revenues (World Bank 2015:139). However, having logged well beyond the sustainable yield almost every year since 1981, and despite previous predictions of the exhaustion of the resource having proved to be incorrect, there are signs that logging is...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2015
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.25911/5f20069791d6f
Access Rights: Open Access


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