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Doing Business 2020 : Comparing Business Regulation in 190 Economies - Economy Profile of Papua New Guinea (English)

Doing Business 2020 is the 17th in a series of annual studies investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. ... See More +

Working Paper 143976 OCT 24, 2019

Disclosed

Delivering Affordable, Sustainable, and Reliable Power to Papua New Guineans : Key Challenges and Opportunities in the Power and Domestic Gas Sectors (English)

PNG is in a unique position in having a significant endowment in hydropower, natural gas and geothermal resources. These resources are, however, underutilized; at present the country has one of the lowest per capita rates of consumption of electricity in the world, and it is estimated that only about 20 percent of the population has access to grid and off-grid electricity. ... See More +

Report 142468 SEP 30, 2019

Land,Bryan Christopher; Antmann,Pedro; Neto,Maria Isabel A. S.; Peng,Ximing; Kewa Avinaga,Roger; Van Der Geest,Robert Anton Bernard; Muru, Rueben; Lus,Wilfred; Detomasi,Jose Andres; Fae,Gerard; Alvarez Rodriguez,Clara; Fukui,Katsuyuki; Bravo,Natalie Andrea Disclosed

Papua New Guinea Economic Update : Recovery Amid Uncertainty (English)

Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) economy has started recovering from a series of external shocks, but its growth outlook remains fragile due to rising uncertainties. ... See More +

Working Paper 138863 JUL 01, 2019

Sarsenov,Ilyas; Grinyer,John Joseph Scott; Obeyesekere,Sheannal Anthony Manindha; Vadnjal,Danny Tony; Oliver,Allan Tobalbal Disclosed

Addressing Undernutrition in PNG : What Can the WASH Sector Do To Contribute? (English)

Undernutrition is the single largest factor contributing to the death of young children. It increases the mortality risk associated with the major killers of children (respiratory infectious diarrhoea, malaria, measles and other infectious diseases). ... See More +

Report 138264 JUN 22, 2019

Disclosed

Papua New Guinea Economic Update : Slower Growth, Better Prospects (English)

The PNG economy has become increasingly concentrated in petroleum-and-gas-related activities since 2014, raising its vulnerability to external shocks, including commodity-price shocks and natural disasters. ... See More +

Working Paper 134248 JAN 31, 2019

Sarsenov,Ilyas; Blackman,Andrew; Obeyesekere,Sheannal Anthony Manindha Disclosed

Papua New Guinea Urban Youth Employment Project : 2018 Impact Evaluation and Results (English)

Youth unemployment is an increasingly pressing social and economic problem in Papua New Guinea (PNG). More than half of the population is twenty four or younger, yet for at least the past decade, the labor market of PNG has not grown fast enough to absorb the increasing number of youth that are available to work, especially those with limited skills and experience. ... See More +

Working Paper 136013 JAN 01, 2019

Disclosed

What can the Health Sector do to Reduce Undernutrition in PNG? (English)

This program guidance note discusses the need to invest in nutrition and the multisectoral response required to address undernutrition. Referring to PNG's national nutrition policy 2016-2026 and the role it outlines for the health sector, the note draws upon global knowledge and provides several suggestions for actions that the national department of health could take to operationalize its role in the national nutrition plan and contribute to achieving the full human potential of PNG's children. ... See More +

Report 138291 JAN 01, 2019

Disclosed

What can the Agriculture Sector do to Reduce Undernutrition in PNG? (English)

This program guidance note discusses the need to invest in nutrition and the multisectoral response required to address undernutrition. Referring to Papua New Guinea (PNG's) national nutrition policy 2016-2026 and the role it outlines for the agriculture sector, the note draws upon global knowledge and provides several suggestions for actions that the department of agriculture and livestock could take to operationalize its role in the national nutrition policy and contribute to achieving the full human potential of PNG's children. ... See More +

Report 138290 JAN 01, 2019

Disclosed

Success Stories with Reducing Stunting : Lessons for PNG (English)

This policy brief examines the case of four countries, Peru, Thailand, Vietnam, and Brazil, that have been successful in achieving large reductions in stunting. ... See More +

Report 138339 JAN 01, 2019

Digwaleu-Kariko,Edith Amy Blanche; Arur,Aneesa; Kathuria,Ashi Kohli Disclosed

Introducing Mobile Banking to Papua New Guinea (English)

Providing financial services is challenging in Papua New Guinea (PNG), an island nation of eight million in the western Pacific with a geographically dispersed and fragmented population. ... See More +

Working Paper 141454 JAN 01, 2019

Disclosed

Going the Distance : Off-Grid Lighting Market Dynamics in Papua New Guinea (English)

Off-grid solar (OGS) lighting in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is a success story. Since 2012, sales have grown at an annual average rate of 68 percent, increasing market penetration from 2 to 60 percent of households. ... See More +

Working Paper 141446 JAN 01, 2019

Engelmeier,Tobias F.; Gaihre,Nabin Raj Disclosed

Household Allocation and Efficiency of Time in Papua New Guinea (English)

This analytical report provides insights on the gender division of labor in the agricultural sector in PNG. It looks at how gender-differentiated domestic work burdens impact the ability of women to allocate their labor to the cultivation, harvesting, and processing of coffee and cocoa. ... See More +

Working Paper 130527 OCT 04, 2018

Echevin,Damien; Forman,Stephane; Moore,Brenna Fae; Utz,Anuja; Nouve,Kofi; Acharya,Gayatri; Tobalbal Oliver, Alan Disclosed

Papua New Guinea Financial Consumer Protection Diagnostic 2018 (English)

The objective of the diagnostic review of financial consumer protection in PNG was to assess the FCP legal and regulatory framework and industry practices relevant to key parts of the regulated PNG financial sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 131286 OCT 01, 2018

Boeddu,Gian Luciano; Grady,Rosamund Clare Disclosed

Papua New Guinea - Health financing system assessment (English)

The health sector of Papua New Guinea (PNG) has seen significant positive developments in recent years. These include investments in critical infrastructure (especially medical stores, training facilities, and hospitals), the establishment of key policies, the steady rollout of the Provincial Health Authority (PHA) model, and a reduction in the incidence of malaria. ... See More +

Working Paper 127070 JUN 11, 2018

Janes,Laurin; Hou,Xiaohui Disclosed

Exploring factors driving the performance of rural health care in Papua New Guinea (English)

Policy Note 127122 JUN 06, 2018

Disclosed

A randomized evaluation of a low-cost and highly scripted teaching method to improve basic early grade reading skills in Papua New Guinea (English)

Early grade literacy skills are crucial for children's future education and ultimately their contribution to human capital formation and economic development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8427 MAY 03, 2018

Macdonald,Kevin Alan David; Vu,Binh Thanh Disclosed

Disaster Risk Finance Country Note : Papua New Guinea (English)

Papua New Guinea (PNG) lies on the Pacific Ring of Fire, where natural hazards frequently occur and the archipelago is exposed to earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, floods, cyclones and landslides. ... See More +

Working Paper 130708 MAR 01, 2018

Disclosed

Strengthening the participation and engagement of civil society organizations in the extractive industries transparency initiative (EITI) in PNG (Vol. 2) : Annex (English)

In 2015, the publish what you pay (PWYP) secretariat submitted a proposal to the World Bank to fund a project of capacity building for civil society actors in Papua New Guinea (PNG). ... See More +

Brief 126019 JAN 01, 2018

Barry,Mamadou Disclosed

Papua New Guinea - Extractive industries transparency initiative (Vol. 3) : Annex 3 (English)

Papua New Guinea’s Extractive Industries (PNGEITI) have the potential to transform the lives of millions of citizens. Despite their enormous contribution to the national economy they remain a source of social and environmental disruption. ... See More +

Working Paper 126025 JAN 01, 2018

Disclosed

Papua New Guinea - Extractive industries transparency initiative : A report on the outcomes of subnational capacity building workshops held in Lae, Kavieng, and Wewak (English)

Papua New Guinea’s Extractive Industries (PNGEITI) have the potential to transform the lives of millions of citizens. Despite their enormous contribution to the national economy they remain a source of social and environmental disruption. ... See More +

Working Paper 126025 JAN 01, 2018

Namorong,Martyn Disclosed

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Doing Business 2020 : Comparing Business Regulation in 190 Economies - Economy Profile of Papua New Guinea (English)
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OCT 24, 2019 143976 Working Paper
Delivering Affordable, Sustainable, and Reliable Power to Papua New Guineans : Key Challenges and Opportunities in the Power and Domestic Gas Sectors (English)
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SEP 30, 2019 142468 Report
Papua New Guinea Economic Update : Recovery Amid Uncertainty (English)
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JUL 01, 2019 138863 Working Paper
Addressing Undernutrition in PNG : What Can the WASH Sector Do To Contribute? (English)
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JUN 22, 2019 138264 Report
Papua New Guinea Economic Update : Slower Growth, Better Prospects (English)
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JAN 31, 2019 134248 Working Paper
Papua New Guinea Urban Youth Employment Project : 2018 Impact Evaluation and Results (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 136013 Working Paper
What can the Health Sector do to Reduce Undernutrition in PNG? (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 138291 Report
What can the Agriculture Sector do to Reduce Undernutrition in PNG? (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 138290 Report
Success Stories with Reducing Stunting : Lessons for PNG (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 138339 Report
Introducing Mobile Banking to Papua New Guinea (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 141454 Working Paper
Going the Distance : Off-Grid Lighting Market Dynamics in Papua New Guinea (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 141446 Working Paper
Household Allocation and Efficiency of Time in Papua New Guinea (English)
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OCT 04, 2018 130527 Working Paper
Papua New Guinea Financial Consumer Protection Diagnostic 2018 (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 131286 Working Paper
Papua New Guinea - Health financing system assessment (English)
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JUN 11, 2018 127070 Working Paper
Exploring factors driving the performance of rural health care in Papua New Guinea (English)
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JUN 06, 2018 127122 Policy Note
A randomized evaluation of a low-cost and highly scripted teaching method to improve basic early grade reading skills in Papua New Guinea (English)
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MAY 03, 2018 WPS8427 Policy Research Working Paper
Disaster Risk Finance Country Note : Papua New Guinea (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 130708 Working Paper
Strengthening the participation and engagement of civil society organizations in the extractive industries transparency initiative (EITI) in PNG (Vol. 2) : Annex (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 126019 Brief
Papua New Guinea - Extractive industries transparency initiative (Vol. 3) : Annex 3 (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 126025 Working Paper
Papua New Guinea - Extractive industries transparency initiative : A report on the outcomes of subnational capacity building workshops held in Lae, Kavieng, and Wewak (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 126025 Working Paper