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Public Sector Reform in Papua New Guinea and the 1999 Budget.

Curtin, Tim


This paper describes how Papua New Guinea’s 1999 Budget, if implemented in full, would have reduced the country’s public sector to minimalist administrative functions, following termination of public funding for research and tertiary training institutes, and significant reductions in the already small police, defence, and prison services. The paper puts these ‘public sector reforms’ into their macroeconomic context and the context of previous attempts by Papua New Guinea to meet conditions laid...[Show more]

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Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article


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