How changes to Western financial aid strategies will affect Papua New Guinea

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The creation of a one-stop shop US development bank will see a doubling of available infrastructure funding for Asia-Pacific projects, and is expected to boost the PNG Electrification Partnership. It comes as the US, Australia and Japan have unveiled the Blue Dot Network, an initiative designed to compete with China’s Belt and Road Initiative in the Pacific region. 

Papua New Guinea’s manufacturing sector on the rebound

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Things are looking up for Papua New Guinea’s manufacturing sector and moves are afoot to develop strategies to foster local companies. David James profiles the sector.

Analysis: Electricity, partners and politics in Papua New Guinea

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A big plan to connect 70 per cent of Papua New Guinea to power by 2030 grabbed headlines. Delivering is the true challenge, explains Shane McLeod, research associate working with the Lowy Institute’s Australia-PNG Network.