In Papua New Guinea the mining and extractives industry is set to provide the government with an ongoing and secure revenue stream into the future – the challenge is to convert that revenue into long term improvements in living standards for Papua New Guineans.
How to achieve this will covered tomorrow at a high level panel discussion, when the DFAT-funded, Economic and Public Sector Program brings together the PNG Minister for Treasury, the Honourable Patrick Pruaitch, MP and Greg Anderson, the Executive Director of the PNG Chamber of Mines, with representatives from the mining industry and civil society organisations.
The need for effective and transparent revenue management to support economic development is crucial.
The panel session is part of the Tanim Graun (Turn the Earth) series creating dialogues for development by bringing key players from different sectors together to share ideas and tackle challenges as a collective.
The PNG Economic and Public Sector Program is managed by Coffey on behalf of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.