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The majority of the population in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is scattered over a vast and geographically challenging terrain, and relies on subsistence farming for their livelihood, supplemented by informal cash crop production. Income-earning opportunities are lacking and constraints within the bureaucracy’s capacity to deliver basic services continue to hinder sustainable improvements in human development outcomes.

ADB support for PNG focuses on the economic infrastructure to allow for more efficient and safer movement of people and goods around the country. This is vital for creating livelihood opportunities and improving access to basic services.

Fast Facts

7.40 (2013)
Population in millions

2.7% (2008-2013)
Average annual population growth rate

28.0% (2009)
Population living below the national poverty line

Proposed Projects

There are no proposed projects at this time.

ADB Lending

Amount ($M) / %
Sector (No. of loans)
190.35 / 9.79
Agriculture (13)
55.90 / 2.88
Education (4)
167.03 / 8.59
Energy (9)
45.10 / 2.32
Finance (5)
149.01 / 7.67
Health (10)
33.40 / 1.72
Industry and Trade (2)
16.00 / 0.82
Multisector (3)
95.80 / 4.93
Public Sector (2)
1,145.48 / 58.94
Transport and ICT (33)
45.55 / 2.34
Water Supply (4)
1,943.61 / 100.00
TOTAL (85)
Cumulative as of 31 December 2013