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BRIEF June 5, 2018

Papua New Guinea Country Partnership Framework

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Launch of Consultations

The World Bank Group is seeking the views of civil society organizations, the academic community, think tanks, the private sector, and citizens to inform its next four-year Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for Papua New Guinea.

About the Country Partnership Framework

The World Bank Group has started the preparation of its new country framework to strengthen its partnership with Papua New Guinea.

The CPF is a strategic document that sets priority areas for the World Bank Group’s engagement and support in a country. The new CPF for Papua New Guinea will be prepared in 2018/2019 to guide the World Bank Group's work in the country over the coming four years (2019-2022).

To provide an analytical foundation for the CPF, in June 2017 the World Bank hosted public consultations around the country aimed at identifying the most critical constraints to, and opportunities for, reducing poverty and sustainably building shared prosperity in PNG. These consultations informed a Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) which incorporated the views of a broad set of stakeholders, including Government counterparts, and provides the analytical foundation for the next CPF.

Launch of consultations on the Country Partnership Framework (CPF)

Consultations with diverse stakeholder groups are an important step in developing the next PNG CPF. Starting in June 2018, the World Bank will be organizing meetings with stakeholders to gather a range of views, recommendations and priorities to feed into the framework. In addition to face-to-face consultations, questions and comments can be submitted online by the public.

The CPF’s main objectives are to identify the most important contributions the World Bank Group can make to PNG’s main development constraints, identified by the SCD; and identify how the World Bank Group can support the Government’s own development priorities that overlap with the World Bank Group’s areas of comparative advantage.

After approval, the CPF will be made publicly available and posted on the World Bank PNG website.

Focus areas for discussion

  • Supporting stable macroeconomic policy management
  • Encouraging private sector growth and job creation particularly in the non-resource sector, and increased labor productivity for the self employed
  • Supporting effective service delivery particularly for rural and informal urban areas
  • Managing risks to inclusive growth and poverty reduction (inclusion and resilience)

 Please contact us on Ph: 321 7111 for further information.