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Can public works programs reduce youth crime ? evidence from Papua New Guinea's urban youth employment project (English)

Crime rates in Papua New Guinea's capital city of Port Moresby are among the highest in the world. Few youth work, and good jobs are scarce. In 2013, the National Capital District Commission partnered with the World Bank to implement the Urban Youth Employment Project. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8032 APR 18, 2017

Ivaschenko,Oleksiy; Naidoo,Darian; Newhouse,David Locke; Sultan,Sonya M. Disclosed

There is security from this place : promoting the safety and economic vitality of port Moresby’s local markets - lessons for market renovators (English)

This Policy Note presents an analysis of and recommendations on the ongoing renovations of neighborhood markets in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG). ... See More +

Policy Note 113907 MAR 01, 2017

Craig,David; Porter,Douglas John Disclosed

Building a mobile money distribution network in Papua New Guinea (English)

Mobile phones are proving to be a powerful tool for the delivery of basic financial services to lower income households throughout the world. Papua New Guinea (PNG) presents interesting challenges and opportunities for a mobile money system. ... See More +

Working Paper 117453 JAN 01, 2017

Bruett,Tillman Andrew; Firpo,Janine Disclosed

Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - Papua New Guinea (English)

This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for Papua New Guinea. To allow useful comparison, it also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 109930 OCT 25, 2016

Disclosed

Emergency tuberculosis Project in Papua New Guinea : code of environmental practice (English)

The Government of Papua New Guinea (GoPNG) and the World Bank are in the process of preparing support for responding to increased tuberculosis rates through a Credit in the estimated amount of 15 million US dollars. ... See More +

Working Paper 109427 OCT 13, 2016

Disclosed

Financial inclusion and financial capability in Morobe and Madang Provinces, Papua New Guinea (English)

This first national survey of financial capacity among Papua New Guinea (PNG) population presents the initial findings that are of particular relevance to the country’s policy makers, educators and researchers. ... See More +

Working Paper 105185 MAR 16, 2016

Wei Zhang Disclosed

Come and see the system in place : mediation capabilities in Papua New Guinea’s urban settlements (English)

Although Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) urban settlements and mixed neighborhoods have a reputation for endemic violence, many local observers report some improvements in urban safety and security over recent years. ... See More +

Working Paper 113200 JAN 01, 2016

Craig,David; Porter,Doug; Hukula,Fiona Disclosed

Wind resource mapping in Papua New Guinea : site identification report (English)

In the framework of the wind mapping exercise for Papua New Guinea, a mesoscale wind map has been computed over the whole country by the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 111151 NOV 01, 2015

Fae,Gerard; Knight,Oliver Disclosed

Doing business 2016 : measuring regulatory quality and efficiency - Papua New Guinea (English)

This economy profile for Doing Business 2016 presents the 11 Doing Business indicators for Papua New Guinea. To allow for useful comparison, the profile also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 100822 OCT 01, 2015

Disclosed

Country data report for Papua New Guinea, 1996-2014 (English)

This Country Data Report summarizes the data from the Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) project for Papua New Guinea. The WGI report six aggregate governance indicators for over 200 countries and territories over the period 1996-2014, covering: i) voice and accountability, ii) political stability and absence of violence, terrorism, iii) government effectiveness, iv) regulatory quality, v) rule of law, and vi) control of corruption. ... See More +

Working Paper 105544 SEP 15, 2015

Disclosed

Financing the frontline : an analytical review of provincial administrations' rural health expenditure 2006-2012 (English)

Financing the frontline updates the expenditure analysis carried out in below the glass floor (2013) and tests whether the spending patterns emerging in 2009 and 2010 in Papua New Guinea have been sustained or improved in 2011 and 2012. ... See More +

Working Paper 103552 SEP 01, 2015

Cairns,Alan Thomas; Hou,Xiaohui Disclosed

Wind resource mapping for Papua New Guinea : interim output - mesoscale modelling report (English)

The Renewable Energy Resource Mapping – Wind Papua New Guinea, East Asia Pacific Region activity is one of several country projects funded and supported by the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) under a global initiative on Renewable Energy Resource Mapping. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 111188 AUG 11, 2015

Disclosed

Enterprise surveys : Papua New Guinea county profile 2015 (English)

The Enterprise Surveys (ES) focus on many aspects of the business environment. These factors can be accommodating or constraining for firms and play an important role in whether an economy’s private sector will thrive or not. ... See More +

Working Paper 111259 AUG 01, 2015

Disclosed

Determinants of tobacco consumption in Papua New Guinea : challenges in changing behaviors (English)

This paper analyzes smoking prevalence and smoking behaviors in Papua New Guinea. Using the 2009–10 Papua New Guinea Household Income and Expenditure Survey, the paper analyzes the determinants of tobacco use and tobacco choices in Papua New Guinea. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7302 JUN 10, 2015

Hou,Xiaohui; Xu,Xiaochen; Anderson,Ian Disclosed

Stagnant stunting rate despite rapid economic growth in Papua New Guinea—factors correlated with malnutrition among children under five (English)

Maternal and child undernutrition is a pervasive and detrimental condition in Papua New Guinea. Despite rapid economic growth during the past decade, the stunting rate for children under 5, one of the primary indicators for child undernutrition, was estimated at 46 percent in Papua New Guinea in 2010, stagnant from 44 percent in 2005. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7301 JUN 10, 2015

Hou,Xiaohui Disclosed

A snapshot of health equity in Papua New Guinea : an analysis of the 2010 household income and expenditure survey (English)

This paper highlights challenges that the government of Papua New Guinea faces in delivering equitable health care. It analyses findings from the 2010 household survey, including sickness reporting, health service utilization and out of pocket expenditure, concluding that the poorest quintile is most vulnerable to illness, yet has the lowest utilization rates of healthcare facilities. ... See More +

Working Paper 99895 JUN 01, 2015

Irava, Wayne; Barker,Katie; Somanathan,Aparnaa; Hou,Xiaohui Disclosed

Tobacco consumption in Papua New Guinea (English)

Tobacco use is a major challenge to international development. Despite being a signatory to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and a Tobacco Free Pacific, Papua New Guinea is one of the ten countries with the highest rates of tobacco use in the world. ... See More +

Brief 96795 MAY 01, 2015

Hou,Xiaohui Disclosed

Stagnant stunting rate despite economic growth in Papua New Guinea (English)

Despite rapid economic growth during the past decade, the stunting rate for children under 5, one of the primary indicators for child under-nutrition, is estimated at 46 percent in Papua New Guinea. ... See More +

Brief 97508 MAY 01, 2015

Hou,Xiaohui Disclosed

A snapshot of health equity in Papua New Guinea : an analysis of the 2010 household income and expenditure survey (English)

In Papua New Guinea the poorest quintile is most vulnerable to illness, yet has the lowest utilization rates of healthcare facilities. When looking at age groups the elderly (> 55) are the most vulnerable to illness and the least likely to seek treatment. ... See More +

Brief 96547 MAY 01, 2015

Irava, Wayne; Barker,Katie; Somanathan,Aparnaa; Hou,Xiaohui Disclosed

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Can public works programs reduce youth crime ? evidence from Papua New Guinea's urban youth employment project (English)
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APR 18, 2017 WPS8032 Policy Research Working Paper
There is security from this place : promoting the safety and economic vitality of port Moresby’s local markets - lessons for market renovators (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113907 Policy Note
Building a mobile money distribution network in Papua New Guinea (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 117453 Working Paper
Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - Papua New Guinea (English)
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OCT 25, 2016 109930 Working Paper
Emergency tuberculosis Project in Papua New Guinea : code of environmental practice (English)
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OCT 13, 2016 109427 Working Paper
Financial inclusion and financial capability in Morobe and Madang Provinces, Papua New Guinea (English)
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MAR 16, 2016 105185 Working Paper
Come and see the system in place : mediation capabilities in Papua New Guinea’s urban settlements (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 113200 Working Paper
Wind resource mapping in Papua New Guinea : site identification report (English)
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NOV 01, 2015 111151 ESMAP Paper
Doing business 2016 : measuring regulatory quality and efficiency - Papua New Guinea (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 100822 Working Paper
Country data report for Papua New Guinea, 1996-2014 (English)
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SEP 15, 2015 105544 Working Paper
Financing the frontline : an analytical review of provincial administrations' rural health expenditure 2006-2012 (English)
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SEP 01, 2015 103552 Working Paper
Wind resource mapping for Papua New Guinea : interim output - mesoscale modelling report (English)
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AUG 11, 2015 111188 ESMAP Paper
Enterprise surveys : Papua New Guinea county profile 2015 (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 111259 Working Paper
Determinants of tobacco consumption in Papua New Guinea : challenges in changing behaviors (English)
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JUN 10, 2015 WPS7302 Policy Research Working Paper
Stagnant stunting rate despite rapid economic growth in Papua New Guinea—factors correlated with malnutrition among children under five (English)
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JUN 10, 2015 WPS7301 Policy Research Working Paper
Financing the frontline : an analytical review of provincial administrations in Papua New Guinea's rural health expenditure 2006-2012 (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 98240 Brief
A snapshot of health equity in Papua New Guinea : an analysis of the 2010 household income and expenditure survey (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 99895 Working Paper
Tobacco consumption in Papua New Guinea (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 96795 Brief
Stagnant stunting rate despite economic growth in Papua New Guinea (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 97508 Brief
A snapshot of health equity in Papua New Guinea : an analysis of the 2010 household income and expenditure survey (English)
See More +
MAY 01, 2015 96547 Brief