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A Bumpy Road: Societal Trends in Papua New Guinea

dc.contributor.authorJonathan Pryke
dc.contributor.authorPaul Barker
dc.description.abstractOn many indicators, Papua New Guinea’s rapid population growth is outpacing development progress. Service delivery across the country is in decline. Growing urbanisation is increasing the burden on service providers as people who move from rural areas generally lose access to their customary land and become less self sufficient. More than 40 per cent of the population is under the age of 14. The resulting youth bulge is outstripping very limited formal sector employment opportunities. The needs of the private sector are evolving, and skills development is critical. New immigrant groups are moving in to Papua New Guinea and taking over small and medium businesses that have typically been run by locals, adding further societal and employment pressures. This paper will chart these trends in Papua New Guinea, and the impact they will have on political stability, policymaking and development. It will look at trends in service delivery, employment, and skills development. It will look at the role of new immigrants in Papua New Guinea and future workforce capacity, and assess the government’s capacity to deal with these challenges.
dc.publisherLowy Institute For International Policy
dc.titleA Bumpy Road: Societal Trends in Papua New Guinea
dc.subject.expertComparative Analysis
dc.subject.expertPreschool education
dc.subject.expertBasic education
dc.subject.expertEducational policy
dc.subject.expertSociological Analysis
dc.subject.expertSex Discrimination
dc.subject.expertEqual Opportunity
dc.subject.expertWomen's Rights
dc.subject.adbGender Equality
dc.subject.adbWomen's Education
dc.subject.adbPublic Education
dc.subject.adbEquity In Education
dc.subject.adbEducational Statistics
dc.subject.adbGender Bias
dc.subject.adbGender Inequality
dc.subject.adbGender Policy
dc.subject.adbGender Discrimination
dc.subject.naturalPrimary school supervision
dc.subject.naturalDiscrimination in higher education
dc.subject.naturalElementary education
dc.subject.naturalSchool environment
dc.subject.naturalRight to education
dc.subject.naturalEducational evaluation
dc.subject.naturalGender-based analysis
dc.subject.naturalSex discrimination against women
dc.subject.naturalEqual rights
dc.title.seriesPNG Country Assessment
dc.contributor.imprintLowy Institute For International Policy
oar.themeLabor Migration
oar.adminregionPacific Region
oar.countryPapua New Guinea
oar.authorPryke, Jonathan
oar.authorBarker, Paul

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