Democratic Governance

Overview

Papua New Guinea (PNG) has had uninterrupted democratic Government since its independence in 1975, but the country’s governance institutions and processes remain insufficient to be fully responsive to the needs of ordinary Papua New Guineans, and to promote equitable development and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), in particular for the most excluded and marginalized groups in society.

Our Goals

Through the promotion of participation, accountability, transparency and effectiveness at all levels of government and society, UNDP – in close collaboration with its UN sister agencies, funds and programmes – aims to build effective and capable state institutions and processes that can ensure equitable development for all Papua New Guineans. more

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Media awards

UNDP Resident Representative David McLachlan-Karr presenting Excellence in Anti-Corruption Reporting Media Award

Projects and Initiatives

The PCaB is a joint effort through the Government of Papua New Guinea (GoPNG), UNDP and AusAID. It focuses on capacity building in sub-national treasury functions. It builds on the developments of previous PCaB Phase II and from other sub-national capacity building efforts. more

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Our Stories

  • On-the-job training, mentoring and coaching in financial management

    Accounting in the mountains of Kiunga
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    Kiunga is a small district within the region of Western province in Papua New Guinea. The place is one of the most isolated towns, close to MORE