Papua New Guinea and ADB

In the Spotlight

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

  • 8.48

    Population in Papua New Guinea, in millions (2016)

  • 215

    Maternal mortality ratio in Papua New Guinea, per 100,000 live births (2015)

  • 3.1%

    Average annual population growth rate in Papua New Guinea (2011-2016)

  • 39.9%

    Population living below the national poverty line in Papua New Guinea (2009)

    Refers to preliminary/interim figures; or refers to periods before 2010.