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Government performance, social capital and ethnicity: understanding provincial development in Papua New Guinea

Phillpot, Robert


What makes government work well? Strengthening government institutions has been a focus for aid donors in Papua New Guinea for more than a decade, but so far the results have been disappointing. Is Putnam's approach to social capital helpful in understanding the reasons for the poor performance of government institutions in Papua New Guinea? This study is a preliminary replication of Putnam's framework, but in a developing country characterised by strong social bonding along clan, tribal and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Pacific Economic Bulletin


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