• Papua New Guinea
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Papua New Guinea

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.

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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.

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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) PNG EITI

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.

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  • PNGEITI Multi Stakeholder Group - MoU (Signed)
  • PNGEITI - Work Plan FINAL

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    OPIC Report Palm Oil Pricing Formula Review 2013/4 - DRAFT FINAL REPORT
    (for feedback by interested stakeholders)

    An Independent Review has been 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' books and extensive consultations with the companies and outgrowers. The draft final report incorporates the feedback from the companies, outgrowers and responding government agencies, including from the consultations held around the country. Any final feedback is welcomed, which can be forwarded to KPMG, via the INA if you wish, but this should be done by 23rd July. The next step is for the government's Commodities Working Group (chaired by the Treasury) to meet with the companies, together as the Palm Oil Producers' Association or individually, and formally agree to a new formula, based upon the recommendations of the review, which will provide the basis for outgrower payments for all current and new projects, at least 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. Some further training will be provided to OPIC staff and other stakeholders. >>> view document

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