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“PNG: after the elections”
 
CALL FOR PAPERS
 
10-11 August 2017
 
The University of Papua New Guinea, Waigani Campus, Port Moresby
 
The annual PNG Update is the premier forum for the discussion of research and analysis relating to contemporary economic and public policy issues in PNG. Organised by the University of Papua New Guinea’s School of Business and Public Policy and the Australian National University’s Development Policy Centre, this year’s PNG Update will again be held in Port Moresby from 10-11 August 2017. Following the success of the 2016 Update, speakers will be invited to present in three parallel sessions at venues across the University of Papua New Guinea. Participation is free and open to the public.
 
The Update is multi-disciplinary in nature. Under the general theme of “PNG: after the elections” the following broader issues will be discussed:
  • Human development challenges and opportunities for reform
  • PNG’s economic outlook
  • Macro and fiscal management
  • Service delivery (in health, education, etc.)
  • Strategies for broad-based and inclusive development
  • Facilitating broad and cross-sectoral economic development and employment
  • Governance and the political economy of development
  • Infrastructure improvement and strategies for economic competitiveness
 
Abstracts are to be no longer than 300 words and should be submitted online at the following webpage https://pngupdate.wufoo.com/forms/2017-png-update-abstract-submission. All abstracts will be reviewed by the organising committee and you will be notified whether your abstract has been accepted or not shortly after the deadline for submissions has closed.
 
The deadline for the submission of abstracts is Friday, 28th April, 2017.
 
UPNG’s School of Business and Public Policy and ANU’s Development Policy Centre would like to acknowledge the generous funding support from The University of Papua New Guinea, The Australian National University, the Australian Aid Program and the Asian Development Bank.
 
To make inquiries about the Update, please contact Dr Michael Cookson at ANU’s Development Policy Centre (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Dr Albert Prabhakar at UPNG’s School of Business and Public Policy (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). For more information, visit https://devpolicy.crawford.anu.edu.au/png-and-pacific-updates/png-update.
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