PNG Institute of National Affairs is a privately funded, non-profit policy research institute, or "think tank" About 80 companies contributed to its core running and management costs, with some project support from public institutions and foundations.
PNG Institute of National Affairs was founded in 1976 by concerned individuals from both the government and private sector to promote dialogue between the private sector and government and to offer alternative advice to the public service on economic and social policy. It continues that tradition today, extending the dialogue also to wider civil society.
PNG Institute of National Affairs's primary role is to carry out research and disseminate the results as widely as possible to the community, government departments, statutory institutions, learning institutions and politicians. Research is carried out by world-class academics, from some of the world's leading universities, and has a conscious policy of including PNG academics in its research, where that is possible. The research is generally sponsored by PNG and international bodies. The research is published and made available to the public.
EITI (Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative)
Papua New Guinea formally submitted its application to be a member of the EITI on 11 December 2013 and accepted for candidacy at the EITI Board meeting on 19th March 2014. From that date PNG has two years to complete a series of requirements to meet compliance with EITI, which must then be sustained on an ongoing basis.
PNGEITI Multi Stakeholder Group - MoU (Signed)
PNGEITI - Work Plan FINAL
||Palm Oil Pricing Formula Review 2013/4 - FINAL REPORT
An Independent Review was undertaken by accounting/consulting firm KPMG of PNG's Palm Oil Pricing Formula (which forms the basis for smallholder payments to outgrower oil palm producers), together with an audit of the application of the current formula (which has been in operation since the early 2000s). The review was commissioned by OPIC (the Oil Palm Industry Corporation) in 2013, and funded under the World Bank Stallholder Agricultural Development Project. The review was undertaken of outgrower schemes around the country, and entailed full access to the milling companies' accounts and extensive consultations with the companies and outgrowers. The final report incorporates the feedback from the companies, outgrowers and responding government agencies, including from the consultations held around the country. The report and its recommendations were considered by the Government's Commodities Working Group (chaired by the Dept of Treasury) in November 2014 and the Working Group's recommendations should be considered by the National Executive Council before the end of 2014, to provide the basis for outgrower payments for all current and new projects, until the next review is undertaken (which should be in 2 years time or so). In the meantime an effective mechanism will be applied to ensure consistent compliance by all players to the agreed formula, and full awareness and understanding of the composition of the formula and its application will be required by companies, officials involved in its explanation, and the outgrowers and grower associations.
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Smallholder Agriculture Development Project
Final Design of Road Maintenance Trust Fund for PNG (SMEC); plan of how to restore and provide reliable ongoing funding to maintain the roads in oil palm project areas to the standard necessary for the industry's and outgrowers' sound future prosperity and welfare.
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|February 2015 ||EITI Civil Society Workshop||n/a|
|February 2015 ||Workshop on Land and Affordable Housing in PNG (with CIMC and partners) (with Dr David Craig, University of Auckland, David McGrath of Community Housing Limited and other partners)||n/a|
|18-19 February 2015 ||Workshop on Fresh Produce Development and Marketing PNG (CIMC with FPDA and other partners) - a follow-on from the FPDA workshop||view document|
|26 February 2015 ||Energy Market Forecasting - global supply, demand and pricing, (closed seminar)||n/a|
|5 March 2015 ||Workshop on Water and Sanitation, INA with ANU Crawford School of Public Policy and SPC, Lamana Hotel, Port Moresby||view document|
|17-19 March 2015 ||National Conference 'Resource Development and Human Well-being in Papua New Guinea. Issues in the Measurement of Progress" ANU Crawford School with INA, at Gateway Hotel, Port Moresby||view document|
|24-25 March 2015 ||CIMC Regional Development Forum - Highlands Region (Mendi) - Theme: Effective Implementation, Sustainable Development and Broad-Based Inclusion (plus Budget Tracking etc)||view document|
|7-8 April 2015 ||CIMC Civil Society Coalition Forum||view document|
|14-15 April 2015 ||" CIMC Regional Development Forum - Momase Region (Madang) - Theme: Effective Implementation, Sustainable Development and Broad-Based Inclusion (plus Budget Tracking etc) ||view document|
|22 April 2015 ||Workshop based on the Final Report of the INA Labour Study with Drs Paul McGavin and Luke Jones, Lamana Hotel||n/a|
|29-30 April 2015 ||CIMC Regional Development Forum - New Guinea Islands Region (Kavieng) - Theme: Effective Implementation, Sustainable Development and Broad-Based Inclusion (plus Budget Tracking etc)||n/a|
|17-19 May 2015 ||31st Australia-PNG Business Forum - Lae International Hotel, Lae, Morobe Province||n/a|
|June 2015 ||Colloquium - review ||n/a|
|June 2015 ||Workshop on Community Based and Responsive Policing and Justice||n/a|
|2-3 June 2015 ||CIMC Regional Development Forum - Papua Region (Popondetta, Oro Province) - Theme: Effective Implementation, Sustainable Development and Broad-Based Inclusion (plus Budget Tracking etc)||view document|
|1-3 July 2015 ||CIMC National Development Forum - Holiday Inn, Port Moresby||view document|
|15 July 2015 ||POLICY IN PNG: RELEASING THE GOLDEN BULLET (Economic Prospects for PNG) Dr Martin Davies, Asst Professor, Economics, Washington and Lee University, USA||view document|
|28 July 2015 ||Initial findings from the PNG Financial Capability Survey - BPNG, INA and World Bank , 10 AM, Laguna Hotel, Port Moresby||n/a|
|1-6 August 2015 ||Initial findings from the PNG Financial Capability Survey - BPNG, INA and World Bank, Lae and Madang||n/a|
|August - October 2015 ||3 workshops (INA with CIMC) Land and Affordable Housing in PNG (with CIMC and partners) (with Dr David Craig, University of Auckland, David McGrath of Community Housing Limited and other partners)||n/a|
|August - November 2015 ||Regional Civil Society Awareness Workshop on EITI Madang, Kokopo, Tari and Kerema (undertkane by PNG Resource Governance Coalition (with Secretariat from CIMC)||n/a|
|10 September 2015 ||2015 Open Budget Survey results - Press Conference and INA Panel Discussion||n/a|
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