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Trucks under siege : the costs of crime and insecurity to the transport industry in Papua New Guinea (English)

The Highlands Highway is a lifeline for the economy of Papua New Guinea. The transport and haulage industry is seriously affected by infrastructure and law and order constraints, but it has also found innovative ways to manage risks. ... See More +

Working Paper 88651 JUN 04, 2014

Lakhani, Sadaf

The socio-economic costs of crime and violence in Papua New Guinea : recommendations for policy and programs (English)

At the request of the Prime Ministerapos;s office, between 2011-2013, the World Bank conducted a study to understand the social and economic costs of crime and violence in Papua New Guinea. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 88545 MAY 01, 2014

Lakhani, Sadaf; Willman, Alys M.

Gates, hired guns and mistrust : business unusual - the cost of crime and violence to businesses in Papua New Guinea (English)

High levels of crime and violence are widely viewed as a critical constraint to development in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The most casual discussion on the topic inevitably elicits stories of personal experiences of victimization, or those of friends or family. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 88544 MAY 01, 2014

Lakhani, Sadaf; Willman, Alys M.

The socio-economic costs of crime and violence in Papua New Guinea : recommendations for policy and programs (English)

At the request of the Prime Ministerapos;s office, between 2011-2013, the World Bank conducted a study to understand the social and economic costs of crime and violence in Papua New Guinea. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 88545 MAY 01, 2014

Lakhani, Sadaf; Willman, Alys M.

Trends in crime and violence in Papua New Guinea (English)

Crime and violence are widely viewed as posing a considerable challenge to development in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The full scale of crime and violence in PNG is difficult to assess, given the scarcity of national-level studies and a distinct urban bias in the available studies. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 75057 MAY 01, 2014

Lakhani, Sadaf; Willman, Alys M.

Drivers of crime and violence in Papua New Guinea (English)

Reports in both the national and international media and anecdotal evidence indicate that the prevalence of crime and violence is high in PNG, and presents an important obstacle to long-term development. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 75058 MAY 01, 2014

Lakhani, Sadaf; Willman, Alys M.

Crimes and disputes : missed opportunities and insights from a national data collection effort in Papua New Guinea (English)

As in many developing countries, data collection has proved to be a considerable challenge in Papua New Guinea (PNG). A welcome effort at data collection on dispute incidence and personal security was made in PNGapos;s household income and expenditure survey (HIES or the Survey), (2009-2010) an experience that also highlights some of the challenges of such an exercise. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 88599 FEB 01, 2014

Akmeemana, Sakuntala; Diwa, Reno; Menzies, Nicholas; Bailey, Laura