The Department of National Planning and Monitoring who spearheaded the research made its presentation on Thursday in Port Moresby.
Assistant Secretary Sanja Pepae said education plays a significant role in evaluating poverty.
The study titled, ‘PNG Poverty Profile’ was done after a National Executive Council decision to define the term poverty in PNG context.
The study covering the four regions of the country found that, “The relationship between poverty and education is the major human capital investment that individuals can make to improve their livelihoods.
“The better educated usually have higher incomes and thus less educated are likely to be poor.”