Papua New Guinea

Leadership challenges of Autonomous Government

Papua New Guinea’s Autonomous Region of Bougainville is at a critical juncture. Still dealing with the debilitating effects of an at times brutal civil conflict from 1988 to 1997, the Autonomous Bougainville Government is working to rebuild its economy and governance structures while navigating the final stages of a peace process, including a referendum on its political future due to take place by 2020.

Playing the Game: the memoirs of Grand Chief Sir Julius Chan

Born on a remote island to a migrant Chinese father and an indigenous mother, Sir Julius Chan overcame poverty, discrimination and family tragedy to become

Papua New Guinea’s Aid Program in the Region

Although it is not large by global standards, Papua New Guinea’s provision of aid to other Pacific island countries has become a significant part of its regi

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

Is Biometric Voter Registration the Way Forward for Melanesia?

Recent experiences in Fiji and Solomon Islands provide examples of roll improvements supported by biometric technology, although the true costs and benefits

Papua New Guinea's National Research Agenda

This In Brief discusses Papua's New Guinea's (PNG's) developing National Research Agenda (NRA) and the changes that are likely to result to the conduct of re

Papua New Guinea at 40: Signs of a New Political Culture?

In April, Papua New Guinea's (PNG's) Registrar of Political Parties, Dr Alphonse Gelu, suggested that current political stability points to ' the emergence o

The Social Dimensions of Economic Activity in Melanesia

The way people produce, transact, arrange and remunerate labour, distribute, accumulate, possess, and consume is shaped by their social context.

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