Analysis: Papua New Guinea’s ‘stuck’ exchange rate

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Is Papua New Guinea’s kina exchange rate stuck? Stephen Howes, Director of the Development Policy Centre and a Professor of Economics at the Crawford School, considers if the kina really is a ‘floating’ currency and calls for foreign exchange reforms to stimulate PNG’s economy.

Election time: Papua New Guinea in 2022 [opinion]

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What can we expect from Papua New Guinea’s 2022 National Elections? And what are the major challenges facing the winner?  Stephen Howes considers.

Papua New Guinea’s plan to balance the budget [analysis]

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Papua New Guinea’s 2022 National Budget focuses on health, growth and reducing its deficit by 2027, but can this be achieved? Economists Stephen Howes and Kelly Samof consider the evidence.

The crisis of governance in Papua New Guinea’s power sector [analysis]

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Michael Kabuni and Kingtau Mambonis from the University of Papua New Guinea, and Stephen Howes, Director of the Development Policy Centre, analyse the crisis afflicting Papua New Guinea’s power sector.

Analysis: Papua New Guinea’s salary bill problem

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Director of the Development Policy Centre, Stephen Howes, analyses the extraordinary growth of PNG’s government salary bill and explains why it’s a concern.

Opinion: five things the Marape Government can do to foster economic recovery in Papua New Guinea

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What can the Prime Minister and his team do to support a sustained recovery? ANU’s Stephen Howes offers his suggestions.

Opinion: Australia’s questionable move on Pacific infrastructure investment

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Recent announcements by Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, about infrastructure development in the Pacific are troubling, says Stephen Howes, Director of the Development Policy Centre at the Australian National University.

Analysis: What the PNG 100 CEO Survey reveals about business in Papua New Guinea

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Stephen Howes, Director of the Australian National University’s Development Policy Centre, has analysed the results of Business Advantage International’s long-standing annual PNG 1OO CEO Survey. He has drawn some insightful conclusions.

Opinion: Why the Pacific is expensive

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Stephen Howes, Professor of Economics at ANU’s Crawford School of Public Policy, explains why it is that Pacific economies, unlike other developing economies, are so expensive.

Opinion: Increased MP funding in Budget squeezing out spending on core services says ANU’s Stephen Howes

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The Papua New Guinea government, faced with falling revenue, cut back sharply on core services in the 2017 Budget says Stephen Howes, Director of the Development Policy Centre at the Australian National University. But MP funding is at five times its 2012 level.