Policy Proposals to improve governance and service delivery

Papua New Guinea is facing some serious governance challenges that are inhibiting economic development and service delivery and affecting the health and wellbeing of ordinary citizens, but what reforms are needed to ensure things improve?

To help address this question, ACT NOW! has developed a set of fifteen policy proposals that it has set out in a consultation document.

The proposals, which range from a freedom of information law to greater devolution of powers to the Provinces, have been developed to promote openness and transparency, improve integrity and accountability, empower citizens, and harness new technologies to make government more effective and accountable and ensure the aspiration of our National Goals. 

The proposed measures will support and enable greater civic participation in government decision making, increase the available information about government activities, and promote the highest standards of professional integrity. 

The policy proposals can be downloaded from the ACT NOW! website and comments and feedback are welcome so the proposals can be further developed into an effective and comprehensive guide. This will be used to help inform government, business, civil society and multinational agencies and feed into existing and future reform efforts.

Any comments and other feedback can be sent to info@actnowpng.org