PNG Budget Database

The PNG Budget Database is an Excel spreadsheet which compiles information from PNG national government budgets from 1989 to 2022.

The database is designed to be used by any member of the public, government, NGO, media or researcher for their own analysis and comparisons over time.

The database has been compiled to be in the same format as the original budget documents and includes information about revenue, expenditure, GDP, inflation, finance and debt from Volume 1 of successive budgets.

The database is updated twice yearly, when the FBO (Final Budget Outcome) is released, and then at budget time.

The primary author of the database was Rohan Fox, but many people at the Development Policy Centre have collaborated over several years and contributed many hours to produce the database. Our thanks to them all.

We also gratefully acknowledge funding from the Australian Aid Program in support of the ANU-UPNG partnership.

For those who want to use the database in their work. Please acknowledge the database as the Devpolicy PNG Budget Database, with the date accessed and the following URL: https://devpolicy.crawford.anu.edu.au/png-project/png-budget-database.

Download the PNG Budget Information Database by clicking the download link below. Previous databases are included below the most recent version. The most recent database uses data from the 2021 Final Budget Outcome.

PNG Budget Information Database - 2021 Final Budget Outcome - released July 2022

Past budget databases, from most recent to least.

PNG Budget Information Database - 2022 Budget - released November 2021

PNG Budget Information Database - 2020 Final Budget Outcome - released July 2021

PNG Budget Information Database - 2021 Budget - released November 2020

PNG Budget Information Database - 2019 Final Budget Outcome - released July 2020

PNG Budget Information Database - 2020 Budget - released November 2019

PNG Budget Information Database - 2018 Final Budget Outcome - released March 2019

PNG Budget Information Database - 2019 Budget - released November 2018

PNG Budget Information Database - 2017 Final Budget Outcome - released March 2018

PNG Budget Information Database - 2018 Budget - released November 2017

PNG Budget Information Database - 2016 Final Budget Outcome - released March 2017

PNG Budget Information Database - 2017 Budget - released November 2016


Read analysis and commentary using the PNG Budget Database on the Devpolicy Blog.

Budgetary analysis using the PNG Budget Database comes from within the Development Policy Centre and other individuals and organisations. Listing on this page does not imply endorsement of the analysis.

Updated:  13 August 2022/Responsible Officer:  Devpolicy Admin/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team