Many people are commenting online on the impacts of decisions taken by the current Papua New Guinea government, with many expressing their feelings about a looming fiscal crisis. Dulciana Somare-Brash provides a raw assessment of the situation, saying the country will need more than a new crop of freshly elected leaders in 2017.
In the second of a two-part blog, Busa Jeremiah Wenogo provided further insight into how PNG is undertaking reform of its informal economy. Documenting PNG’s case will hopefully provide policy makers in other parts of the Pacific with ideas on how to best grow their informal sectors.
As the United States and China offer competing economic visions for the Pacific, Kalafi Moala examines China's latest initiative following on from its Maritime Silk Route policy, suggesting there may be opportunities for the islands beyond economics.
In the first of a two-part blog, Busa Jeremiah Wenogo analyses the review of the Informal Sector Development & Control Act 2004, providing insight into how PNG is undertaking reform of its informal economy. Documenting PNG’s case will hopefully provide policy makers in other parts of the Pacific with ideas on how to best grow their informal sectors.
Now that the UN has launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Tutti Chilton in Palau calls in this open letter for something of an energy revolution to focus on cheaper energy options for island states.
Sam Koim poses a valid question in light of the growing incidence of corruption and the erosion of rule of law in our region. Australia and New Zealand have a vested interest in the answer as well.