Papua New Guinea

IB 2020/21 Circumventing the Tender Process: Why PNG Should Be Cautious with the Administration of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Funds

Under normal circumstances, the Public Finance Management Act 1995 (PFMA) in Papua New Guinea (PNG) mandates rigorous tendering processes to safeguard the proper use of public monies.

Reporting, Investigating and Prosecuting Family and Sexual Violence Offences in Papua New Guinea

This report presents findings of research conducted between June and October 2019 by a small team from the Australian National University (ANU), with the assistance of researchers based in Papua Ne

IB 2020/17 Sustaining Fresh Food Supply in Lae during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis

Imposing a hiatus on normal business is a double-edged sword.

IB 2020/16 The Bougainville Referendum: Lessons for the Future

In late 2019, a non-binding referendum on the future political status of Bougainville was held.

IB 2020/15 COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Papua New Guinea: The State of Emergency Cannot Fix Years of Negligence

This In Brief argues that PNG’s reliance on the State of Emergency and lockdowns to contain COVID-19 is proving difficult due to years of government negligence that have led to both poor health inf

IB 2020/09 Emergency Toll-Free Telephone Services Part 2: A Police Line in Papua New Guinea

This In Brief presents a case study of a toll-free police telephone service that has been established in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

IB 2020/08 Emergency Toll-Free Telephone Services Part 1: Challenging Contexts

In developed countries, emergency services such as the police can be telephoned during time-critical incidents. Response times are generally good, depending on competing simultaneous demands.

IB 2020/07 Local Music Sharing via Mobile Phones in Melanesia

Little is known about the use of mobile phones for sharing music content in Melanesia, particularly creative content produced within the region.

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.

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