Poverty Reduction

  • MDG Advocacy ProjectMDG Advocacy ProjectThe projects aims to assist Department of National Planning and Monitoring in producing MDG progress reports, creating awareness on MDGs at the national and sub-national level, assisting the national and sub-national governments in integrating MDGs in their planning and monitoring systems.

  • MDG Accelaration ProjectMDG Accelaration ProjectThe objective of the project is to improve maternal and infant health (MDG 4 and 5) at a faster rate using the MAF.The project implementation period was two years in 2011-2013.

  • Building an Inclusive Financial Sector in Papua New Guinea Building an Inclusive Financial Sector in Papua New GuineaUNDP, working through UNCDF’s Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme, supports the Bank of Papua New Guinea in the development of an inclusive financial sector by providing technical advice and assistance to public and private stakeholders as well as performance-based grants to private sector financial service providers.


Thirty-seven percent of PNG's population live below the national poverty line and PNG is one of the poorest countries in Asia and indeed the world. UNDP's poverty reduction programme is geared towards providing strategic support to the government in its formulation and implementation of national development plans and strategies so that it can help PNG achieve the millennium targets of halving poverty by 2015.