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Managing decentralisation in local-level governments: Papua New Guinea

dc.contributor.authorKinkin, Elly
dc.contributor.authorSause, Lawrence
dc.identifier.issn1834-9455 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0817-8038 (print)
dc.description.abstractThe extractive resource sector accounts for a large share of Papua New Guinea?s output and contributes substantially to its overall volatility. Yet the sector employs only a small fraction of the country?s workforce and very few of the poor, and it has only tenuous linkages to the rest of the economy. This suggests that shocks to activity in the mining sector may have little impact on the overall level of poverty. Using a simple poverty projection framework, we find that while the mining sector was responsible for over half of the decline in GDP growth since the mid 1990s, its contribution to the increase in poverty over that time has been much smaller. We also estimate that a substantial decline in mining sector output over the next decade would increase poverty only slightly.
dc.format.extent1 vol.
dc.publisherCrawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University
dc.publisherAsia Pacific Press
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.sourcePacific Economic Bulletin, Vol. 12 , No. 2, 1997
dc.titleManaging decentralisation in local-level governments: Papua New Guinea
dc.typeJournal article
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationCanberra, ACT, Australia
CollectionsPacific Economic Bulletin (1991-2010)


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