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22/05/2015 - JOINT INTERNATIONAL OBSERVER MEDIA STATEMENT: 2015 Autonomous Bougainville Government Election

An international observer group observed the polling period of the 2015 Autonomous Region of Bougainville’s Election following an invitation from the Papua New Guinea and Autonomous Bougainville Governments.

20/05/2015 - Press Statement: EU Remains Committed to Economic Partnership in the Pacific

Despite recent claims to the contrary, the European Union remains firmly committed to Economic Partnership in the Pacific.

In September 2004, the European Union started negotiations for an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the Pacific region. More than ten years later, negotiations are still far from conclusion.

Launch of financial inclusion programme to boost mobile micro-insurance

18/05/2015 - Launch of financial inclusion programme to boost mobile micro-insurance

Insurance penetration as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is considerably low at below 2 percent, in comparison to the global average of 7.5 percent. So much so, that to date, the percentage of people in PNG benefiting from life, health, accident or disability insurance is typically less than 5 percent.

This is where micro-insurance can be an insurance solution for people to overcome the obstacle of high fees in traditional insurance products. It is characterized by low premiums and low coverage limits and designed for low-income customers normally not served by social or commercial insurance schemes.

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Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Programme - Phase 2

Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Programme - Phase 2

An estimated 4.2 M Papua New Guineans (61 % of the population) do not have access to safe water and 3.8 M (55 %) do not have access to improved sanitation.

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