Dr Osborne Sanida

PNG needs census: Dr Sanida

The estimate may either be close to the actual (truth) or far away from it depending on the method used. This applies to population as well. 

Dr Sanida further stated that, population estimates are based on methods used by Demographers (generally) in the estimation.

He said population estimates should never be taken to mean actual or factual.

Dr Sanida on Parties

Dr. Sanida said often people ask political parties on what they would do when they form Government or be part of a new Government but political parties in the Opposition also play an important role in the country’s democracy, especially from the perspective of “checks and balance” and offering alternative policy options. This is to say that both the Government and Opposition play a vital role. In this regard and in the context of the Seminar Series, political parties play an important role in addressing issues whether they are in Government or Opposition.

Dr Gelu: Keep Policies Short

Dr Gelu was speaking at the 8th presentation of the PNG Political Parties Seminar Series facilitated by the PNG Research Institute (PNG NRI).

“Let’s keep the policy short, let’s not go above five. If we go to ten, we will forget some of those policies. It is quite unrealistic. How can you get ten policies in to an election? Let’s bring it down and then focus and drive those policies,” Dr Gelu said.

Dr Gelu said the seminar series gives the opportunity to all the political parties to present their policies.

2022 Budget Analysis, NRI

Dr Sanida highlighted the importance of increasing government revenue to fund its expenditure plan considering the deficit financing that has occurred over the recent past. Thus, it has become ever so important to focus on mechanisms that will increase Government revenue.

Upfront agreement on referendum outcome needed

They also recommend that that these steps to be documented and signed off so that the people are clear about how the outcome will be implemented before the vote.

PNG National Research Institute (NRI) Director, Dr Osborne Sanida, said this during the recent launching of the report.

NRI appoints new director

After going through the recruitment process, as per the provisions of the NRI Act 1975 and the Public Service Management Act, the NRI Council is pleased to announce that Dr Osborne Sanida is now appointed Director of PNG NRI.

Dr Sanida was performing in an acting capacity since April 2017, with the departure of former Director Dr Charles Yala.

He is a seasoned academic and policy researcher and has proven himself capable in managing the affairs of the Institute while in an acting capacity.

Dr Osborne Sanida appointed as PNG NRI Acting Director

Dr Yala left the Institute on April 7, 2017 due to personal reasons.

He was Director since mid-2015 and leaves having had a 22-year association with the Institute since graduating with the University of PNG.

The NRI Council appointed Dr Sanida, who took over as Acting Director from April 10, 2017, until a permanent appointment is made.

Dr Sanida acknowledged the very important contributions of Dr Yala to the PNG NRI and the country, not only in his role as Director, but also in his time as a researcher and policy advocate.