UNDP's work on MDGs in PNG

UNDP's work on MDGs in PNG-

Preparation of the national MDGs progress reports and other reports on MDGs needed by the government: National MDG Progress reports were prepared in 2004, 2009 and 2010. These reports have become major tools for awareness creation on MDGs. The government needs summary reports on MDGs from time to time. UN helped the government to prepare such reports whenever it is needed.

Training and advocacy on MDGs at the national and sub-national level: This programme helped the national government to come up with the MDG integrated Medium Term Development Plan 2011-2015. It also influenced the annual budget allocation of the central government. The provincial governments, particularly in Manus, ARB, Central, Simbu, East New Britain, Madang and Sandaun have integrated selected MDGs in their annual and five year development plans.

Implementation of pilot projects on MDG Acceleration Framework:A MAF pilot project on maternal and child health (MDG 4 and 5) was implemented in three research sites of Kairuku district: Bereina, Veifa’a and Inawauni in 2011-2013. This research prepared two costed Action Plans to accelerate the achievement of MDGs in these research sites. The programme increased the capacity of the government on how to fast track the achievement of MDG/MTDP indicators.

Introduction of course on MDGs and human development in the Universities:A one semester long course on MDGs and human development was introduced at the undergraduate level in the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) in 2011 to produce quality manpower. The programme have been integrated by the university in its curriculum. Every year UPNG is producing about 25 graduates on this course. A similar programme has been introduced in the University of Technology in 2013.

Training of national and sub-national governments on sustainable development and post 2015 development agenda: This programmewas introduced in PNG in 2013. The national and provincial governments have been benefiting from this programme. The aim of this programme is to integrate sustainable development concepts and indicators in the national and sub-national planning and monitoring systems.