Papua New Guinea and ADB
In the Spotlight
Providing more access to reliable electricity can drive economic growth and improve the quality of life across Papua New Guinea.
This video features ADB’s work in the Pacific and the partnership ADB shares with its developing member countries. It also shows how ADB’s support has changed over the years to meet the development needs of the region.
The capacity development Technical Assistance aims to assist the Department of National Planning and Monitoring, and Water Papua New Guinea (Water PNG) to strengthen the management and delivery of water sanitation infrastructure, and to ultimately increase access to improved water and sanitation, particularly in towns.
An project cofinanced by ADB is starting to make progress on expanding health coverage to underserved rural areas.
Papua New Guinea (PNG) has been pursuing a range of development goals in recent years. These include improvements to transport infrastructure, renewable energy, health, water and other urban infrastructure, and public sector management. The Government of PNG has also placed emphasis on environmental sustainability, private sector development, gender equity, and knowledge management.
The country partnership strategy, 2016-2020 for PNG is aligned with the government’s Development Strategic Plan 2010-2030, the National Strategy for Responsible Sustainable Development, and the country’s medium-term development plans.
Read the ADB and Papua New Guinea fact sheet.
Projects in Papua New Guinea
Population in Papua New Guinea, in millions (2016)
Maternal mortality ratio in Papua New Guinea, per 100,000 live births (2015)
Average annual population growth rate in Papua New Guinea (2011-2016)
Population living below the national poverty line in Papua New Guinea (2009)Refers to preliminary/interim figures; or refers to periods before 2010.