Infrastructure, regulation and application are all needed to improve broadband connectivity and produce the positive economic and social impact it brings.
Using public-private partnerships, Papua New Guineau is taking innovative approaches to bringing health care to some of its most remote areas.
ADB is expecting growth to moderate across ADB's Pacific developing member countries (DMCs) this year (including Timor-Leste), mostly as a result of solid but slower growth in a few of the region’s larger, natural resource–extracting economies. The region's growth has fallen from the post-global economic and financial crisis high of 8.3%, to 7.2% in 2012, and growth is projected at 5.2% in 2013.
No human being should be treated as an object by another human being. To enjoy dignity and respect is fundamental to every person’s well-being. Yet this basic right is not being upheld for many women in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
For the benefits of recent economic growth to become more widely distributed, Papua New Guinea needs further reforms to promote the development of its private sector.
As El Niño weather patterns continue to smash global heat records globally and with even drier weather on the way, one area that is especially feeling the impact is PNG's Highlands region.
The traditional bags are a crucial source of livelihood for PNG women, providing many their first opportunity to enter the formal economy and escape rural poverty.
Challenges are huge, but ADB-supported projects—especially in infrastructure—are helping make progress toward building a more prosperous PNG.
Mount Hagen Airport is an example of how to incorporate cultural sensitivities and make sure local people are consulted on their needs.
Funds must be well spent.