Papua New Guinea

The Development of Corporate Capitalism in Papua New Guinea: The first phase, 1884-1945

Since the 1980s, little systematic attention has been paid to the existence and activities of corporations in Papua New Guinea, even as their presence has grown substantially. There are studies of specific firms, particularly those which have been and continue to be involved in mining, but nothing on the development of corporations as an important indicator of why and how PNG is a capitalist country.

DP2017/1 State of the Media Review in Four Melanesian Countries — Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu — in 2015

This Discussion Paper looks at the shifting media landscapes in four Melanesian countries in 2015 — Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

IB2017/1 ‘Independence Doesn’t Have Any Meaning’: Disenchantment in Rural Papua New Guinea

This In Brief reports on recent research among the people who live in the shadow of Mt Wilhelm, PNG’s highest mountain, in the Kundiawa-Gembogl District, Chimbu

IB2016/25 Working with What We’ve Got: The Asset-Based Approach

This In Brief discusses problems with encouraging entrepreneurialism as a way to solve poverty and reports on what rural women believe will improve their livelihood — specifically co-operatives, as

IB2016/21 New Developments in Papua New Guinea’s Research and Development Regulatory Framework

This In Brief updates In Brief 2015/24 that first reported on the emergence of a new regulatory framework around research and development in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

The Primacy of Politics: Charting the Governance of the Papua New Guinea Health System since Independence

Published in Papua New Guinea Medical Journal, 52(3-4) 2009: 130-8.

Assessing the Shift to Limited Preferential Voting in Papua New Guinea: Electoral Outcomes

Given the strong likelihood of reforms that will affect the conduct of and preparations for the 2017 elections, a consideration of the 2002 reforms to


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