Commonwealth Observer Group (COG)

PNGEC recommended to conduct review

This is the recommendation from the Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) after the 2017 National elections.

It stated that the review should include a specific component on the transparency of the PNGEC's operations, which needs to be improved in order to enhance the credibility of the PNGEC and the electoral process.

The COG states that it is critical that the PNGEC be provided with timely and adequate funding, and that government should consider introducing arrangements for direct appropriation of funds to the PNGEC to ensure its independence.