Institute of National Affairs Director

109 indicators used to measure budget

Speaking during the launch of the survey on Wednesday, Institute of National Affairs director, Paul Barker, said these indicators assess whether the central government makes eight key budget documents available to the public online in a timely manner and whether these documents present budget information in a comprehensive and useful way.

According to the survey, Papua New Guinea’s 50 out of 100 is moderately higher than the global average score of 42.

This means each country receives a composite score (out of 100) that determines its ranking on the Open Budget Index.

Call for more resources to rehabilitate criminal behavior

He said more crimes committed recently involved criminals who have been arrested by police but were released but continued doing the same mistakes again.


Barker added that most crimes in the country have been perpetrated by a relatively small number of people.

“Take the latest armed hold ups in normally peaceful MiIne Bay that sadly caused a fatality last week.

“It seems to have been caused by a small gang, whose ring leader has been arrested before, and even jailed, but each time, he is released by the police or escaped from Jail.