Papua New Guinea and ADB

ADB aims to improve infrastructure and the private sector environment; strengthen governance, financial management, and service delivery; and promote inclusivity while building resilience in Papua New Guinea.

In the Spotlight


Papua New Guinea Facts

ADB's Work in Papua New Guinea

ADB is one of PNG’s largest sources of official development assistance, with an average annual lending of $364 million over 5 years from 2019 to 2023. ADB’s support is aligned with the Government of Papua New Guinea’s development plans, including the Medium-Term Development Plan IV 2023–2027, the Development Strategic Plan 2010–2030, and Vision 2050.

To date, ADB has committed 271 public sector loans, grants, and technical assistance totaling $4.7 billion to PNG. ADB’s current sovereign portfolio in PNG includes 15 loans and 2 grants worth $1.28 billion.


Data: Papua New Guinea

Forecasts are based on ADB's flagship publication, the Asian Development Outlook. Updated four times a year, it analyzes economic and development issues in developing countries in Asia and the Pacific.

Development indicators for Papua New Guinea, including a selection of economic, environmental, and social indicators used globally to track progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.

Results achieved are aggregate amounts of outputs and outcomes from operations reported in project completion reports and extended annual review reports circulated for the year.

Cofinancing operations enable ADB’s financing partners, governments or their agencies, multilateral financing institutions, and commercial organizations to participate in financing ADB projects.

A Growing Partnership

Papua New Guinea and ADB have been partners in development since 1971, and the collaboration is growing bigger. A new video series is exploring ADB's contributions to development of the country's energy, health, and transport sectors, as well as its drive for financial inclusion and private sector-led development.

Expanding Access to Health Care in Papua New Guinea

Access to quality health care is a major challenge in Papua New Guinea. The government works with its development partners, like ADB, to make health care more accessible.

New Energy Grid, Transmission Investments are Lighting up Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea's energy investment program is expanding access to electricity and lowering costs.



ADB Projects in Papua New Guinea View all projects


Contact: Papua New Guinea Resident Mission (PNRM)

Level 2 – Burns Philp Haus, Corner of Musgrave Street & Champion Parade, PO Box 1992, Port Moresby, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

Said Zaidansyah (Mr)
Country Director
Soon Chan Hong (Mr)
Country Operations Head
Marcel Schroder (Mr)
Country Economist
Masayoshi Ono (Mr)
Infrastructure Specialist
Joy Vei Arua (Ms)
External Relations Focal Point
Jack Stanley (Mr)
Civil Society Focal Point

The Papua New Guinea (PNG) Resident Mission was opened in 2003 and provides the primary operational link for activities between ADB and the government, the private sector, civil society stakeholders, and development partners. The resident mission engages in policy dialogue, country partnership strategy development and programming, and portfolio management, while also acting as a knowledge base on development issues in Papua New Guinea.

PNRM will be closed on these dates:

Last updated: 27 November 2023