Mobile internet prices in Papua New Guinea: still no downward movement [analysis]

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How have internet prices changed in Papua New Guinea since the introduction of the Coral Sea Cable? Researchers Amanda H A Watson, Picky Airi and Moses Sakai have been monitoring these changes and explain what happened during the second half of 2020.

Papua New Guinea’s informal economy in development [analysis]

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How did the informal economy developed in Papua New Guinea? John David Conroy, Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University’s Crawford School, explores informality in PNG and its repercussions.

How accurate are the Doing Business indicators? A case study of business environment reform in Pacific Island countries

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The World Bank’s Doing Business indicators have become controversial. Paul Holden, Director of the Enterprise Research Institute, and Consultant for the Asian Development Bank Alma Pekmezovic analyse the accuracy of this tool in the Pacific Island nations.

Analysis: is phone data getting cheaper in Papua New Guinea?

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There has been much enthusiasm about new undersea internet cables in Papua New Guinea and predicted improvements in internet pricing, but is there a real change? Amanda H A Watson, Picky Airi and Moses Sakai analyse the changes in pricing for the first half of the year.

Thinking about PNG’s COVID-19 economic response [opinion]

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Three academics, Dek Joe Sum, Maholopa Laveil and Stephen Howes, analyse Papua New Guinea’s monetary easing measures in response to COVID-19.