Special features

Human Resources in Papua New Guinea

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A recent human resources survey has revealed, among other things, that there are great opportunities for PNG managers.

  • 2.5 million people work in the informal economy, compared to only around 500,000 in the formal sector.
  • PNG has an extremely large and growing young population, with over 40 per cent of the population under the age of 15
  • women are under-represented in the labour force, only making up an estimated 27 per cent
  • Papua New Guinean talent at management level is under increasing demand. Salaries are being reviewed upwards as the competition for local talent increases.


Made in PNG

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PNG manufacturers produce a diverse number of products, from baskets to beer, and they have proved to be a resilient lot.

  •  Manufacturers display great versatility in order to adapt to the continuously changing economic circumstances.
  • A PNG enterprise that is poised to go international
  • Ela Motors at the forefront of delivering Yamaha boats and Toyota mini buses in PNG.