Fragility Assessment of an Informal Urban Settlement in Papua New Guinea

Publication | August 2013

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has piloted fragility assessments in selected urban settlements in the Pacific using a community-based approach and focusing on the impact of fragility on the delivery of basic services. The fragility assessment in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG) examined the patterns of fragility related to urban development including delivery of services, land use and management, and social relationships. Joyce Bay, an urban settlement in Port Moresby, was chosen as a case study for the assessment.

The fragility assessment aims to determine how the vulnerable communities can be assisted and empowered to improve their quality of life. The assessment findings should assist the Government of PNG's Office of Urbanization in mapping out the urban settlement situation and in developing measures to address urbanization issues.