The Provincial Performance Improvement Initiative

Publication | December 2008

Began on a pilot basis in mid-2004, the Provincial Performance Improvement Initiative focuses on strengthening the capacity of 18 provincial administrations in Papua New Guinea to better deliver effective services to the people.

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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

Additional Details

  • Capacity development
  • Governance and public sector management
  • Papua New Guinea
  • 167508
  • 978-971-561-726-0 (Print)

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