PNG Budget Database

The PNG Budget Database is an Excel spreadsheet which compiles information from PNG national government budgets from 1989 to 2021.

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 compiles 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 is 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.

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 Budget.

PNG Budget Information Database - 2021 Budget - released November 2020

Past budget databases, from most recent to least.

PNG Budget Information Database - 2019 FBO - 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

The following are examples of blogs and articles that have used the PNG Budget database:

Devpolicy blogs

Budgetary data in PNG: Taking the long view

Angau hospital, and PNG’s 2017 budget

PNG’s discretionary expenditure crunch

How did PNG spend the resources boom?

PNG real revenue back to 2006 levels

Other blogs, presentations and articles

World Bank PNG Economic Update 2017

Presentation by Stephen Howes of the budget database to Master of Economic and Public Policy students at UPNG

This page collects budgetary analysis published using the Budget Database both within the Development Policy Centre and outside. No endorsement is implied of the analysis linked to.

Updated:  17 April 2021/Responsible Officer:  Devpolicy Admin/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team