A Digital Transformation Journey Driven by Data Since 2020 in Solomon Islands

Over the past four years, the Government of Solomon Islands (SOI) has accelerated its commitment to the development of its digital economy. The use of data to prioritize the development of appropriate strategies, policies and regulations has been at the heart of the Solomon Islands' journey.

To date, 110 people from 10 ministries (40 percent women) in the country have used UNCDF’s Inclusive Digital Economy Scorecard (IDES) to track the progress of digital transformation and identify barriers to inclusion in the digital economy. This resulted in three policy actions (strategy, policy, regulation) drafted and adopted using IDES data, with a clear focus on improving access to services and driving innovation.