Port Moresby, 11 December 2019 – This week marks the launch of the 2019 Human Development Report, Beyond Income, Beyond Averages, Beyond Today: Inequalities in human development in the 21st Century.
Our colleague, Sita Gurung from Nepal is a UN Volunteer serving in Bougainville. She shares her experience of what is like in Papua New Guinea.
Want to know why Bougainville is having a referendum, what the options are and next steps, check out the video.
COP25 is a meeting taking place now, over a two week period, in Spain where world leaders and representatives from Governments, civil society experts,
The Papua New Guinea’s Phones Against Corruption initiative driven by the finance department and supported by UNDP have received regional and global attention as one of most innovative approach to fight corruption.
Port Moresby, 14 November 2019– PNG Political Parties & Women in Political Leadership Forum
Many low-income working families in Papua New Guinea struggle to manage everyday cash flow. A lack of savings to buffer against financial woes, such as emergency medical bills, traditional obligations, such as burials and other unexpected life expenses can drive families to resort to these moneylenders. Over time borrowers find it hard to break out of the recurring cycle of pay-day lending, often referred to as a loan trap.

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60%

population of youth

12 %

wage employment rate

2 712

gross national income (GNI) per capita

155

out of 193 countries in the Human Development Index

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