Events

CALL FOR PAPERS: PNG Update – PNG: after the elections

10 August 2017 to 11 August 2017

10-11 August 2017

The University of Papua New Guinea, Waigani Campus, Port Moresby

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, this year’s PNG Update will again be held in Port Moresby from 10-11 August 2017. Following the success of the 2016 Update, speakers will be invited to present in three parallel sessions at venues across the University.

Participation is free and open to the public.

The Update is multi-disciplinary in nature. Under the general theme of “PNG: after the elections” the following broader issues will be discussed:

  • Human development challenges and opportunities for reform
  • PNG’s economic outlook
  • Macro and fiscal management
  • Service delivery (in health, education, etc.)
  • Strategies for broad-based and inclusive development
  • Facilitating broad and cross-sectoral economic development and employment
  • Governance and the political economy of development
  • Infrastructure improvement and strategies for economic competitiveness

Abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words and should be submitted using this online form [note this form is not yet available as abstracts will only be accepted from 10 March 2017]. Acceptance of submissions is at the discretion of the organising committee.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is Friday, 28th April, 2017.

The University of Papua New Guinea’s School of Business and Public Policy and The Australian National University’s Development Policy Centre would like to acknowledge the generous funding support from The University of Papua New Guinea, The Australian National University, the Australian Aid Program and the Asian Development Bank.

To make inquiries, please contact Dr Michael Cookson at ANU’s Development Policy Centre (michael.cookson@anu.edu.au) or Dr Albert Prabhakar at UPNG’s School of Business and Public Policy (prabhakar@upng.ac.pg).

For more information, click here.