Understanding and Responding to a Fragile Situation: A Pilot Assessment in Papua New Guinea
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This fragile situation assessment explores the context and implications of fragility in Papua New Guinea's transport and energy sectors.
Papua New Guinea (PNG), a country prone to natural disasters such as landslides and floods which often damage critical infrastructure, is one of the ADB's 14 Pacific developing member countries that has exhibited some forms of fragility. Core state political, security, and service delivery functions are sometimes limited and concentrated around urban areas.
This fragile situation assessment explores the context and implications of fragility in PNG, particularly the two focus areas of ADB operations in the country: transport and energy. The study aims to determine the drivers of fragility in transport and energy sectors, focusing on governance and how ADB and the government respond to these drivers, and to offer practical recommendations for the PNG Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) 2016-2020.