2019 PNG Update

2019 PNG Update - “Development and Diversity”

The annual PNG Update is the premier forum for the discussion of research and analysis relating to contemporary economic and public policy issues in PNG.

Organised by the University of Papua New Guinea’s School of Business and Public Policy and the Australian National University’s Development Policy Centre, the 2019 PNG Update was held in Port Moresby on 8-9 August 2019.
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UPNG’s School of Business and Public Policy and ANU’s Development Policy Centre would like to acknowledge the generous funding support from The University of Papua New Guinea, The Australian National University, and the Australian Aid Program.

The Update is free to all members of the public, and no registration is required.

To make inquiries about this or future Updates, please contact Mr Rohan Fox at ANU’s Development Policy Centre (rohan.fox@anu.edu.au) or Dr Albert Prabhakar at UPNG’s School of Business and Public Policy (prabhakar@upng.ac.pg).

Day one – Thursday 8 Aug 2019

Welcome remarks and opening plenary

Welcome Remarks
Mr Gabriel Pepson, UPNG Council Member and former Secretary of Foreign Affairs

Inaugural address
His Excellency Mr Bruce Davis, Australian High Commissioner to PNG
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Opening address
The Honourable Mr James Marape, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea
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Plenary Session

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Plenary address on the economy
The Honourable Mr Patrick Pruaitch, Opposition leader of Papua New Guinea
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ANU-UPNG PNG economic survey 2018-2019
Bao Nguyen, Dek Sum, Maholopa Laveil, Rohan Fox and Stephen Howes
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Parallel Session 1

1A. Infrastructure and energy

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The electrification of Papua New Guinea
Cassian Drew
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Bridging the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Papua New Guinea
Sarah O’Dowd
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Renewable energy development constraints in PNG: an institutional perspective
Kenneth Tame
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1B. Management

The empowerment of principals as instructional leaders in PNG
Boe Lahui-Ako
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Gendered roles, impacts and benefits of local businesses based on customary land in Papua New Guinea
Hennah Steven
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Entrepreneurship education, innovation and capacity-building to reduce unemployment and improve rural livelihoods in PNG
Ramakrishna Akkinapally
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Corporate governance and gender diversity in PNG’s corporate boards
Alphonse Kona
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1C. Security and Gender

Family protection orders as a response to domestic and family violence: a pilot study in Lae
Lindy Kanan, Judy Putt, Theresa Phillips, Davida Thomas, Anna Raymond and Pious Tapil
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Networked security: PNG’s expanding private security industry
Sinclair Dinnen and Grant Walton
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Marital violence in PNG: a theological critique and response
Maxon Mani
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Being a ‘good man’ in the security industry
Stephanie Lusby
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1D. Education

Tuition fee free policy, output and quality: the way forward on lifting standards and quality in education in PNG
Kilala Devette-Chee
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Papua New Guinea education budget analysis, 2012-2018
Peter Magury
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Better governance in education and the TFF
Priscilla Pius
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Causes of cheating in exams and implications for grade 12 examinations
Peter Kaiyeke
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1E. Regional development

Evaluating welfare effects of non-farm enterprises on rural households in Papua New Guinea
Gracie Rosenbach
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Mining booms and poverty alleviation: a provincial level analysis
Sanja Pepae, Budy Resosudarmo and Rus’an Nasrudin
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PNG riding or sinking from the resource boom? Evidence from sectoral and geographical employment
Dek Sum and Bao Nguyen
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Bougainville: tax revenue challenges
Nelson Atip Nema
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Parallel Session 2

2A. Macroeconomic issues

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Estimating excess liquidity demand in PNG
Meson Tumsok
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Impacts of interest rates on economic growth in PNG
Charles Wapinen
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Does the PNG government get its fair share from the resource sector? Theoretical determinants
Martin Davies and Marcel Schroder
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Does the PNG government get its fair share from the resource sector? Evidence from a new database
Martin Davies and Marcel Schroder
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2B. A role for the private sector in delivering off-grid energy solutions in Papua New Guinea

Subrata Barman, Carolyn Blacklock, Mark Baker and Lesieli Taviri
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2C. Health

Strengthening nursing and midwifery in PNG
Michele Rumsey, Mary Kilio, Nina Joseph, Amanda Neill and Christine Catling
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Provincial health authority reform
Phillippe Allen
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Road traffic injuries at the orthopaedic unit, POMGEN, a 4 year review
Henao Asa
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Macro determinants of morality in PNG
Manoj Pandey
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2D. Randomised Control Trials

How to measure the impact of the Port Moresby Urban Youth Employment Project?
Francesca Drapuluvik and Mathias Liu
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Taking financial access to remote and insecure areas: impacts of a comprehensive financial inclusion intervention in PNG
Christopher Hoy
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Can SMS’s improve PNG tax compliance?
Luke McKenzie, Christopher Hoy and Mathias Sinning
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2E. Violence and the community

Understanding “sanguma” for Enga’s development
Philip Gibbs and William Kipongi
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Local learning: Guna-Goreku Stretim Hauslain Association
Leah Dama, Noah Mawe and Elai Soutai
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Application of the death penalty in PNG: will it reduce escalating law and order problems or not?
Gary Sali
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Sorcery: an important law and order concern for PNG
Albert Ayius
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Day two - Friday 9 August 2019

Plenary Session: Keynotes

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Keynote
Mr Hohora Suve, Chairman-CEO, PNG National Economic and Fiscal Commission
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Professor Frank Griffin, Vice-Chancellor, University of Papua New Guinea

The Honourable Mr Richard Maru, Minister for Planning
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Plenary Session: ANU-UPNG research showcase

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Men and women’s perspectives on options to address family and sexual violence in Lae
Dora Kuir-Ayius, Joshua Goa, Mary Aisi, Miranda Forsyth and Michelle Rooney
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The 2017 elections: were they different?
Terence Wood and Maholopa Laveil
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Parallel Session 3

3A. Mining and development case studies

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Mining and Poverty in Papua New Guinea: Case Studies at Ok Tedi and Porgera
Londari Yamarak and Kevin Parton
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Gutpla sindaun at Wafi-Golpu
Charles Roche, Walim Nawasio, Sindana Howard and Wafi and Waut
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Frieda river mine awareness as captured from students’ lenses
Michael Dipson Ban, Abisah Allingham, Adrian Taranu and Anna Joskin
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A recipe for conflict? Case study of full scale social mapping in Purari
Yvonne Hani
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3B. Education and WASH

Barriers to girls’ education, and quality education
Delisha Koime Liri
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Female tertiary students’ views of the empowerment effects of sex education
Rhonda Clement
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Where water and toilet access is limited, how does government decide on the most important place to work?
Navara Kiene
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3C. Panel – Debating “good governance” in Papua New Guinea

Osborne Sanida, Dulciana Somare-Brash and Janet Rangou
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3D. Housing and urban development

Economic analysis of house rent and demand for housing attributes in formal and informal built areas of Port Moresby
Eugene Ezebilo
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Employer-provided housing assistance in Papua New Guinea: empirical analysis and policy implications
Francis Odhuno, Ken Devos and Mehmet Ozmen
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Upgrading unsustainable urban development: focusing on the Port Moresby context
Mary Walta
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Moving onwards: female migrants, gender issues and sustainable development in PNG
Alfred Faiteli
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3E. Mobile and digital

SIM card registration in PNG
Amanda Watson
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Using digital technology in professional development In Papua New Guinea: a case study
Russel Kitau and Luke Matson
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Factors that can influence adoption of e-health and e-education systems in Papua New Guinea
Martin Daniel
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Parallel Session 4

4A. Gender and society

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PNG women in media
Joys Eggins, Prashanth Pillay and Vipul Khosla
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Male roles and responsibilities in the promotion of gender equality in a changing world
Joelson Anere
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The plight and political controversies surrounding women in Papua New Guinea politics
Russel Yangin
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Using women’s sport to address gender issues in PNG
Joanna Lester and Cathy Neap
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4B. Development Issues

Madang’s plans to boost its share in Australia’s seasonal worker scheme
Natasha Turia-Moka
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Land as assemblage: conceptual insights into land debates and policy in PNG Glenn Banks, Regina Scheyvens, Litea Meo-Sewabu, Hennah Steven and Suliasi Vunibola
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Reframing Discourse in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Wellbeing
Mary-Jane Heron
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Tourism in remote territories in PNG: a case of Morobe province
Joyce Rayel, Renee Laino and Kipa Kamuna
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4C. Government and governance

Controversies on the doctrine of separation of powers in PNG: a need for reconceptualization?
Bal Kama
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Understanding and responding to corruption in PNG’s public service
Grant Walton
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The Bougainville Referendum Research Project – an update
Martha Waim
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The limitations of the Organic Law on the integrity of political parties and candidates
Michael Kabuni
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4D. Rural and sustainable development

Subsistence farmers’ resilience in rice cultivation: Case study for informal production and marketing of rice in Pindiu, Morobe
Lewis Iwong
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Making agriculture commercial in PNG
Wilson Thompson Orlegge
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Lost in paradise; where is StaRS?
David Mowbray
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Challenges of developing human capital for PNG’s sustainable development
Olive Baloiloi
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4E. Ideas for universities

The use of peer feedback in business English context
Helen Setu
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Re-thinking classroom practices with the ‘Kibung framework’
Anna Joskin
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Connecting graduates to jobs: towards a national graduate employment strategy
John Kamasua
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A preliminary report of gender, religion, across regions - academic performance among undergraduate students studying at UPNG
Leo Marai, Jack Assa, Gordon Montoru, Albert Ayius, Kale Asali and Moses Sakai
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Closing Session: concluding remarks

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Dr Lawrence Sause, Deputy Executive Dean, School of Business and Public Policy, University of Papua New Guinea

Prof. Stephen Howes, Director, Development Policy Centre, ANU

The Honourable Mr James Marape, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea

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