Papua New Guinea: Critical Development Constraints

Publication | April 2012
Papua New Guinea: Critical Development Constraints

This report identifies the critical constraints to Papua New Guinea's objectives and challenges. It discusses policy options to help overcome such constraints.

Papua New Guinea's economic growth has outpaced the majority of economies in Southeast Asia and the Pacific since 2007. Its development challenges, however, remain daunting, and it lags behind other countries in the region in terms of per capita income and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. This raises the question of how the country can make its economic growth high, sustained, inclusive, and broad-based to more effectively improve its population's welfare.


  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Highlights
  • Introduction
  • Development Performance
  • Critical Constraints to Growth
  • Critical Constraints to Inclusiveness of Growth
  • Summary, Policy Implications, and the Way Forward
  • Bibliography and References