About the Country Partnership Framework
The World Bank Group’s Country Partnership Framework (CPF) FY2019 — 2023 lays out the strategy and aims of the World Bank Group’s future work in Papua New Guinea over the coming years.
The Country Partnership Framework is aligned with Papua New Guinea’s Medium Term Development Plan for 2018-2022 (MDTPIII), as well as the PNG Development Strategic Plan 2010-2023 and Vision 2050.
It is underpinned by a Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD), the World Bank Group’s comprehensive analysis of the opportunities and challenges for PNG to end extreme poverty and increase shared prosperity in a socially and environmentally sustainable way, and builds on consultations with national and provincial governments, the private sector, civil society and academia.
The new strategy also builds on work undertaken under the World Bank Group’s previous Country Partnership Strategy (2013-2018) which has delivered support to more than 67,000 coffee and cocoa growers through the Productive Partnerships in Agriculture Project, work placement and skills training for more than 18,000 unemployed young Papua New Guineans in the National Capital District delivered through the Urban Youth Employment Project, and access to basic solar lighting and phone charging for the first time for more than 1.8 million people through IFC’s Lighting PNG program.
Key Focuses of the Country Partnership Framework 2019-2023
The World Bank Group’s new Country Partnership Framework aims to help PNG foster sustainable and inclusive growth and manage social and economic risks through three key focus areas. These are:
1. Improve PNG’s macro and fiscal resilience;
2. Ensure more effective and inclusive services, particularly in underserved areas; and
3. Encourage private sector growth and jobs in the non-resources sector.
Strengthening governance in both the natural resources sector and across management of public resources will guide the program as a whole.