‘A lost decade? Service delivery and reforms in Papua New Guinea 2002-2012’ Australian launch

Crawford School of Public Policy | Development Policy Centre

Event details


Date & time

Thursday 11 December 2014


Barton Theatre, Level 1, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU


H.E. Mr Charles W Lepani, Papua New Guinea High Commissioner; Dr Thomas Webster, Director, The National Research Institute of Papua New Guinea (NRI); and Professor Stephen Howes, Director, Development Policy Centre.


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Has PNG been able to translate its economic boom into services for ordinary people?

Based on research undertaken jointly by the National Research Institute (NRI) and the Development Policy Centre, ANU, the report ‘A lost decade? Service delivery and reforms in Papua New Guinea 2012-2012’ compares two surveys in 2002 and 2012 of some 360 primary schools and health care clinics across the country, from the national capital to the most remote districts.

It assesses progress on health and education service delivery over time, and analyses the impact of important policy reforms.

The report was launched in Australia by the PNG High Commissioner, Charles W. Lepani. Speakers included Dr Thomas Webster, Director of NRI and Professor Stephen Howes, Director of the Development Policy Centre.

This public seminar was presented by the Development Policy Centre at Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.

Presentation slides.

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