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Papua New Guinea

ICT4D resources on Papua New Guinea

Quick Facts

Total population 
6.31 million (July 2012 est.)
GNI per capita

USD 1,480(2011)

GDP growth

8.9% (2011 est.)

Adult literacy rate

60% (2009)

(age 15 and over can read and write)

Gross primary, secondary, tertiary school enrollment
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television set
Internet users (per 100 people)
International Internet bandwidth (bits/second/person) 1

Source: ICT at a Glance (World Bank)

ICT in Education (UNESCO)


General Resources

Country Profile (BBC)

Development Gateway's Country Resources

The World Factbook (CIA)

The World Bank

Resources on E-Co Hub

Climate Change, Food Security, and Socioeconomic Livelihood in Pacific Islands

Climate Change, Food Security, and Socioeconomic Livelihood in Pacific Islands

The report is based on a research study conducted by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) under the ADB regional technical assistance project on “Capacity Strengthening of the Pacific Island Developing Member Countries in Responding to Climate Change.” The results of the study indicate that climate change will likely have significant negative impacts on agricultural output in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, and Solomon Islands. Even relatively positive projections suggest that the fishery sector of the three study countries cannot be relied upon to counterbalance the food security challenges brought about losses in agricultural output.

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ICT for Improved Public Service Delivery in Papua New Guinea

This study was conducted amongst 189 respondents in Papua New Guinea (PNG) using structured questionnaires distributed to different groups of respondents using stratified random sampling. The results indicate that e-governance has the potential to improve service delivery and customer satisfaction. It is also confirmed through the findings in this research that the expectations of citizens from public services are quite high, but experience has often been negative i.e. there is a huge variance in the perception and expectation of normal citizens in the country regarding service delivery, quality of services. This has negatively affected customer satisfaction over the number of years. It is concluded that there is an urgent need in PNG to employ e-governance in all public agencies in view of prevailing problems of service quality. E-governance should be seen as a means of improving service quality in the future.

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Building a Mobile Money Distribution Network in Papua New Guinea

Building a Mobile Money Distribution Network in Papua New Guinea

This report outlines how a mobile money system might develop in Papua New Guinea, what existing networks it might use for 'cash in' and 'cash out' services, and how mobile money might help individuals, companies and government alike to lower cost, increase security, and reduce corruption linked to the movement of money.

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Conquering the Frontier: Developing Human Resources for ICTs in Papua New Guinea

This paper describes what Papua New Guinea has done to invest in infrastructure and its ICT human resources.

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