Asian Development Bank and Papua New Guinea: Fact Sheet

Publication | April 2017
Asian Development Bank and Papua New Guinea: Fact Sheet

ADB's current programming period for Papua New Guinea includes new infrastructure projects that will benefit the poorest and most remote parts of the country.

ADB has worked with Papua New Guinea (PNG) since 1971 and is the country’s largest multilateral development partner. To respond to PNG’s development needs, ADB will increase its total financing for development projects from $743.7 million (2016–2018) to approximately $1.67 billion (2017–2019). Proposed transport projects will help drive inclusive economic growth, improve the delivery of basic services, increase regional connectivity, and build resilience to climate change. ADB also intends to intensify its partnerships with subnational provincial governments—which have emerged as important stakeholders—to implement infrastructure projects.

Updated yearly, this ADB Fact Sheet provides social and economic indicators on Papua New Guinea as well as concise information on ADB's operations in the country and contact information.