Summary of publication
This Aid Program Performance Report summarises the performance of Australia’s aid program in Papua New Guinea from July 2016 to June 2017, against the Papua New Guinea Aid Investment Plan 2015-16 to 2017-18 (Aid Investment Plan).
Australia’s development program is in a period of transition, to better support and align with Papua New Guinea and Australia’s contemporary economic and strategic relationship. Australia is supporting Papua New Guinea in its transition into an integrated Asia Pacific economy through promoting effective governance by investing in better governance and systems; enabling economic growth by investing in critical economic and social infrastructure; and enhancing human development by investing in health, education, and gender equality of the Papua New Guinea people.
In 2016-17, Australia’s performance against the Aid Investment Plan outcome area of enabling economic growth outcome area was on track, with the completion of critical infrastructure and improved access to markets. We made steady progress in the promoting effective governance and enhancing human development outcome areas, but did not meet some expectations due to challenges that included the slow roll out of new programs and measurement of outcomes.