PNG-Australia Economic and Public Sector Program
Up to $115.73 million, 2011-2016
The PNG–Australia Economic and Public Sector Program (EPSP) is a partnership to support the PNG public service at the national and sub-national levels to function more effectively and deliver essential services such as health, education and transport to the people of PNG. The program works with departments and agencies to identify solutions for service delivery issues, and uses a range of approaches including targeted training, small grants and specialist technical advice. Increasingly, the EPSP is working with national government to support policies which catalyse inclusive economic growth and innovative programs to increase transparency and accountability in the PNG public sector.
Church Partnership Program Phase 2
Up to $50 million, 2010-2016
The Church Partnership Program (CPP) Phase 2 aims to strengthen the institutional capacity of the seven main PNG churches to deliver services to communities. It also aims to enhance their capacity to promote good governance, through strengthening their role in policy dialogue, service delivery, and peace and reconciliation activities. The program supports a wide range of activities including maternal health training for village health volunteers, HIV/AIDS education and testing services, and projects to prevent violence against women.
Electoral support program
Up to $24.9 million, 2011-2015
Under the Electoral Support Program, Australia is working with the PNG Electoral Commission (PNGEC), and other PNG stakeholders, to improve the integrity of elections in PNG. The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) is partnering with PNGEC to share its electoral expertise in a range of areas including improvements to the electoral roll and the delivery of electoral training programs for PNG officials.
Strongim Pipol Strongim Nesen
Up to $138.04 million, 2009-2016
Strongim Pipol Strongim Nesen (Tok Pisin for 'Empower People Strengthen the Nation', 'SPSN') aims to improve service delivery outcomes for communities across PNG by supporting the engagement of citizens, civil society, the private sector and government in shared public decision making. Applying and promoting democratic principles, SPSN targets improvements in health, education, gender equity and disability-inclusive development.
Provincial and Local Level Governments Program
Up to $101.93 million, 2012-2016
PNG's complex decentralised system of government means that provincial governments have significant responsibility for service delivery. The Provincial and Local Level Governments Program (PLGP) assists PNG to improve the financial, legal and governance framework for decentralisation, as well as the organisational capacity of provincial governments, districts, and local level governments to deliver services. This work is helping to build capacity for service delivery at the sub-national level.
PNG National Museum and Art Gallery
Up to $25 million, 2014-2015 to 2018-2019
A package of support to the PNG National Museum and Art Gallery including infrastructure upgrades, development of a long-term organisational master-plan, establishment of formal partnerships with leading Australian cultural institutions and the mounting of an exhibition to coincide with PNG’s 40th anniversary of independence celebrations. This support will enhance an important institution that conserves Papua New Guinea’s cultural traditions and history and helps shape Papua New Guinea’s national identity.
Law and Justice Sector Support
Up to $167 million, 2009-June 2014 for the PNG-Australia Law and Justice Partnership
Up to $33 million, July 2014-December 2015 for the PALJP-Transition Program
Up to $90 million, 2016-2019 for the Justice Services and Stability for Development Program
The PNG-Australia Law and Justice Partnership (PALJP), managed by DFAT, is currently transitioning to a new program, the Justice Services and Stability for Development (JSS4D) program. In the interim, the PALJP-Transition Program (PALJP-TP), which commenced in July 2014, is continuing the operations and objectives of PALJP.
PALJP and PALJP-TP work with PNG’s law and justice agencies: the police; prosecutions; national, district and village courts; legal aid; corrections; Ombudsman, and the Department of Justice and Attorney General. The programs focus on:
- the delivery of accessible, effective, ethical and accountable state law and justice services
- local-level dispute resolution and conflict mediation mechanisms
- access to effective justice, legal protection and support services for women and others vulnerable to family and sexual violence, and
- improved resistance, detection, investigation and prosecution of corruption.
JSS4D will continue this focus in agreed priority provinces and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.
Combating Corruption Project (delivered by the Australian Attorney-General’s Department and AUSTRAC)
Up to $2.5 million, 2014-2016
The goal of the Combating Corruption Project is to enhance PNG’s ability to prevent and combat corruption through hardening the PNG financial system against money laundering, corrupt activity and terrorist financing. The Project is building PNG’s capacity to analyse, investigate and prosecute money laundering and recover proceeds of crime. The project is directly assisting PNG to comply with relevant Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recommendations and meet key parts of its FATF action plan.