2024 PNG Update

Crawford School of Public Policy | Development Policy Centre

Event details


Date & time

Wednesday 21 August 2024 to Thursday 22 August 2024


University of Papua New Guinea Waigani campus


Various speakers


Development Policy Centre

Organised by the University of Papua New Guinea’s School of Business and Public Policy and the Australian National University’s Development Policy Centre, the annual PNG Update is the premier forum for the discussion of research and analysis relating to contemporary economic and public policy issues in PNG.

The 2024 PNG Update will be held at the University of Papua New Guinea Waigani campus on 21–22 August.

This year’s theme is “Securing a stable environment for growth and development”.

We invite abstracts and panels that broadly address the theme, with potential topics including (but not limited to):
Climate change and environmental sustainability
Decentralisation and sub-national administration
Family and sexual violence
Gender equality
Governance and anti-corruption efforts
Health and impacts of COVID-19
PNG economy
Regional cooperation and security
Service delivery

Submission deadline is Friday 31 May.

The Update is free for all presenters and attendees.

Travel support is available for a limited number of Papua New Guinean or Pacific Islands postgraduate students and early career researchers (who have commenced work in the academic sector within the last 5 years). Support is also available for a number of female Papua New Guinean researchers based in PNG.

Abstract submission form:

Panel proposal submission form:

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