PNG

Joint district assessments and political context analysis in PNG

In partnership with CARE PNG, Colin Wiltshire, Thiago Oppermann and Theresa Meki have recently undertaken joint district assessments and political context analysis in Menyamya District and Gumine District, Papua New Guinea.

El Niño induced threats to food security in Papua New Guinea (PNG)

An El Nino induced drought and frost event is now having a severe impact on much of PNG, as well as parts of Papua/West Papua, Solomon Islands and Fiji.

How Change Happens, with reflections from Melanesia

Duncan Green, Oxfam GB Strategic Adviser, is in Australia for consultations on the recently released draft version of his most recent book How Change Happens

Changing attitudes to marriage among women in Papua New Guinea

Previous research among educated women in Papua New Guinea has revealed the desire of women in this cohort to avoid or delay marriage (Spark 2010; 2011).   Financial independence from men plays a key role in educated women’s choice to focus on work rather than domestic lives, as well as on whether or not they want to share these lives with a partner.

Transitions and Trends across the Pacific Region - Podcasts

Acknowledging the Realities of an Urban Pacific Pacific Islands cities have experienced rapid urbanisation for decades, attracting migrants in search of a better life.

PNG ban on foreign workers unwise, says ANU academic

A ban on foreign advisers working for the PNG government could cause problems in the delivery of Australia's development assistance to PNG, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific academic and former consultant Ronald May says.

Assessing the shift to limited preferential voting in Papua New Guinea: Money politics

In this, the second in a series of In Briefs considering the success or otherwise of the 2002 reforms to Papua New Guinea's Organic Law on National and L

The emergent middle classes in Timor-Leste and Melanesia: Conceptual issues and developmental significance

The emergence of a middle class has been identified as an important factor driving economic and political transitions in Asia and Africa.

Sorcery Cases in Papua New Guineas Village Courts: Legal Innovation Part IV

This In Brief argues that the repeal of Papua New Guinea's Sorcery Act 1971 has been functionally irrelevant for village courts, which face the issue of sorc

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