Papua New Guinea National Research Institute (PNG NRI)

PNGNRI launches new look

Speaking at the launch, Director, Dr. Osborne Sanida said PNG NRI’s work is based on the motto of ‘inquire, inform and influence.’

“It is envisaged that by wearing the uniform, our motto can be advanced.” 

Dr. Sanida urged PNG NRI staff to treat the uniform with respect as it will also be advertising PNG NRI and its mission, vision, values and principles.

“As you wear the uniform, you must know that you are advertising PNG NRI. So, I urge us all to treat the uniform with respect,” Dr. Sanida said.

Address flow of rural residents

On the release of the publication, PNG NRI states, “Migrants move from rural to urban centres in search of employment opportunities to improve their socio-economic conditions”.

“The growth of the informal economy is attributed to a diverse set of complex intertwining social and economic factors which interact to drive its growth.

“This contributes to leakages in government revenue and consequently has adverse impact on available fund for providing infrastructure and services.”

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.

PNG NRI farewells staff

Speaking at the farewell ceremony, PNG NRI Deputy Director, Research, Prof. Eugene Ezebilo thanked Wayne for his contribution to moving PNG NRI forward.

He said Wayne has contributed a lot to the institute including policies and staff recruitment.

Prof. Ezebilo said it is sad to see Wayne leave but “There is time for everything and it’s time for him to step aside.”

Govt Should Do More For Unemployed Youth, PNG NRI

PNG NRI’s Issues Paper No. 40 highlights he situation of young people in Port Moresby’s Morata Informal Settlement and what the government could do to keep them from social evils.

The paper was compiled by Research Intern Julian Melpa and Dr. Francis Odhuno, Senior Research Fellow at Papua New Guinea National Research Institute (PNG NRI), and provides insight into the challenges faced by the youth and reforms needed to assist them at the Morata settlement and elsewhere in the country.

Parties’ Seminar Concludes

All 46 registered political parties at the time were given invitations to present the policies of their political parties over the course of six weeks. Only 26 accepted the invitation and utilized the opportunity to present their policies.  That was, 50 percent of all political parties.

PNG NRI, the Registry of Political Parties with the support of the PNG-Australia Governance Partnership Program and the National Broadcasting Corporation, jointly organized the seminar series.

Political Parties Seminar Launched

In attendance was the Registrar of Political Parties and Integrity of Political Parties and Candidates Commission (IPPCC), Dr Alphonse Gelu, Australian High Commission Minister Counsellor Geoff King, and Acting Director for PNG NRI, Dr Osborne Sanida.

The seminar series for the PNG political parties will be held every Tuesday and Thursday commencing today, Tuesday 9 November to Thursday 16 December 2021.

Call for papers: 2018 APEC Study Centre

The 2018 APEC Study Centre’s Consortium Conference will be held on 14th-15th May 2018, at the Laguna Hotel in Port Moresby.

The conference will be research focused and support the overall objectives of APEC 2018.

The PNG APEC Study Centre (PNG ASC) is calling for expressions of interest to present high-quality research, policy and best practice papers at the two-day ASCC Conference.

The conference will also be an opportunity to inform and influence public policy for APEC economies.