Papua New Guinea’s economy has performed strongly since the mid-2000s. Past high commodity prices and prudent macroeconomic management helped the country avoid a repeat of the declining real incomes and heightened macroeconomic volatility experienced over the preceding decade. The recent emergence of LNG production and export will require a continuation of prudent macroeconomic policy.
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September 16, 2014 — Cocoa was the backbone of rural economy but ground to a halt after conflicts and a crop disease. Better seedlings, training, and tools are now helping small farmers revive cocoa production.Read More »
August 17, 2014 — Crime constrains investment and growth, and the costs ripple throughout society. A series of studies aims to understand the social and economic costs to households, business, government and civil society, and to inform policy directions in managing these issues.Read More »