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Papua New Guinea Country Partnership Framework 2019-2022

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The World Bank Group welcomes views from the public, including civil society organizations and the academic community, on its new Country Partnership Framework – the key work plan between the Government of Papua New Guinea and the World Bank.

This feedback will help to ensure the World Bank provides the most effective support for Papua New Guinea in achieving its poverty reduction and development goals.

Whether in person or online, we want to hear from you. Your insight will help us deliver the right kind of help, to where it is most needed.

Work is now underway on a new country strategy for the World Bank to strengthen its partnership with Papua New Guinea. This process involves two main phases:

  • the Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD); and
  • the Country Partnership Framework (CPF).

In June 2017, the World Bank team hosted consultations in key locations across PNG aimed at identifying the most critical constraints to, and opportunities for, reducing poverty and building shared prosperity sustainably in PNG. From these consultations, a PNG Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) was produced that reflected the views of a broad set of stakeholders, including government counterparts, on PNG’s development challenges.

Following the competition of the SCD, the main objective of the Country Partnership Framework (CPF) is to identify ‘Focus Areas’ where the World Bank Group can make the most effective contribution to PNG’s development efforts. These Focus Areas are identified by examining government priorities, the main constraints identified by the SCD, and the World Bank Group’s comparative advantages.

CPF Focus Areas
The World Bank Group held consultations with the Government of PNG (GoPNG), and other stakeholders in October 2018 to discuss potential focus areas following the Government of PNG’s launch of its Mid-Term Development Plan (MTDPIII).

It is proposed, that the CPF will support the Government to achieve sustainable and inclusive growth and build resilience to shocks through three strategic focus areas:

  1. Improved Macro and Fiscal Resilience
  2. Private sector growth and job creation particularly in non-resource sector; and
  3. More effective and inclusive service delivery in underserved areas.

A cross-cutting theme of governance will be integrated into the CPF, and program implementation will reflect close collaboration across the World Bank Group between the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA).


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