The Provincial Performance Improvement Initiative

Date: December 2008
Type: Reports
Series: Capacity Development Series
ISBN: 978-971-561-726-0 (print)


The Provincial Performance Improvement Initiative (PPII) is a Papua New Guinean (PNG) Government undertaking that seeks to improve public administration at the subnational level. The case study describes how PPII has benefited from “enthusiastic leadership” and a high level of PNG ownership. The initiative has also built on a systematic diagnosis of capacity issues, with PNG stakeholders playing a central role in both the diagnosis and in the subsequent preparation of capacity development plans for participating provinces. This AusAID-funded initiative has a projected time frame of 15–20 years with a design that recognizes the need to proceed at a pace consistent with the capabilities and absorptive capacity of participating provinces and districts.


  • Foreword
  • Papua New Guinea Facts 
  • Background 
  • About the Case Study: Guiding Principles of Capacity Development 
  • Capacity Development Results to Date 
  • Summary