Solomon Islands

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Timeline: January-April 2020

Partners: Dignity Pasifika, World Food Programme

Data collected: 1862 respondents from 849 households from two provinces; Guadalcanal and Central.

Link to report:  

Snapshot report: Gender insights in the Solomon Islands

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Video made with enumerators of the IDM study in the Solomon Islands.

The Solomon Islands IDM data study was implemented between January to April 2020, administered in two provinces; Central and Guadalcanal. Researchers from the International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) IDM team worked closely with Dignity Pasifik, a women-led research company based in Honiara, to collect individual level data from all adults in sampled households. A total of 1862 respondents from 849 households were included in the IDM Solomon Islands study.

A core focus of the Solomon Islands IDM study was to understand how the circumstances of men and women underpin the relationship between food security, gender, and resilience. Approximately 81 percent of the Solomon Islands population lives rurally and relies on agriculture for their livelihoods. Patterns between food insecurity and gender, age, disability and geography (such as living in an urban or rural area) are evident in the IDM dataset and will be analysed in initial findings to be released in June 2020.

The project was supported by the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). A Research Steering Committee comprised of the Solomon Islands Government Ministry for Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs (MWYFA), the National Statistics Office (NSO), and the Women’s Rights Action Movement (WRAM) provided invaluable support and technical advice throughout this study.