EU activities in Papua New Guinea address cross-cutting issues: gender equality, the management of resources in a responsible manner and the fight against HIV/AIDS.
The Country Strategy Paper for Papua New Guinea (2008-13) and a multi-annual indicative programme detail the priorities for the €142.3 million allocation under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF). An increase in income-generating activities in rural areas is a priority.
EU assistance is hence supporting human resource development, in particular basic and adult education and vocational training.
The 10th EDF is also providing support to non-state actors (NSAs) as well as for activities fostering good governance and trade-related growth.