Papua New Guinea

IB 2020/06 Coronavirus Covid-19 in Papua New Guinea

The first coronavirus Covid-19 case entered Papua New Guinea on 13 March 2020. Whether it will spread is a critical question, but it is likely.

WP 2020/01 National Development Plans in PNG — How They Measure Up Against the National Goals and Directive Principles

This paper revisits the development models promoted in recent national plans in PNG, the influences that framed their ambitious visions and their compatibility with the earlier NGDPs.

IB 2019/25 China’s Guide to Investment Cooperation in Papua New Guinea

This In Brief examines a key Chinese government document written in the lead up to the November 2018 APEC meeting in Port Moresby and published in January 2019. The 2018 Guide

Human Rights and Cultural Specificity: The Case of Papua New Guinea

Michael Jacobsen, ‘Human Rights and Cultural Specificity: The Case of Papua New Guinea’, IR Working Paper 1994/8, Canberra: Department of International Relations, Research School o

Land of the Disconnected: A History of the Internet in Papua New Guinea

Sarah Logan and Joseph Suwamaru, ‘Land of the Disconnected: A History of the Internet in Papua New Guinea’, in Gerald Goggin and Mark McLelland, eds, The Routledge Companion to Global Internet

IB 2018/32 Governance, Ethics and Leadership in Papua New Guinea — A Personal Perspective Part 1

This two-part series is based on a speech given on 28 May 2018 at the Australia Awards Women’s Leadership Initiative at the Parliament of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

Law, Order and the State in Papua New Guinea

Law and order issues feature prominently in public debate in Papua New Guinea. Concerns centre around criminal violence and the limited effectiveness of state controls.

DP 2018/07 Coffee in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea: The Early Years

This paper demonstrates the international trend from the 19th century for smallholders to become predominant in the production of many agricultural commodities central to the global expansion of ca


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