The Solomon Islands: The experiment in decentralization

  title={The Solomon Islands: The experiment in decentralization},
  author={Ralph R. Premdas},
  journal={Public Administration and Development},
  • R. Premdas
  • Published 1 July 1982
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration and Development
The Solomon Islands became independent in 1978. Influenced by developments in neighbouring Papua New Guinea, a plan for provincial government has been introduced in order ostensibly to achieve more effective decentralization than operated through local government councils. This article describes the successive attempts at establishing local government councils and discusses the present plan for provincial government in the context of experience with local councils. The plan is seen as an… 
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