PNGi is a new approach to tackling the abuses that undermine effective government and prevent proper service delivery in Papua New Guinea.

Rather than focusing on retributive, deterrence based responses, PNGi uses research and analysis to build an evidence based understanding of the often hidden and opaque systems of political and economic power behind the abuses.

Using investigative methodologies PNGi aims to penetrate, document and analyse:

  • The discrete networks that organise the abuses;
  • The institutional and legal mechanisms they use;
  • Particular transaction patterns; and
  • The broader factors that are permissive to these types of activities.

PNGi uses a range of formats to disseminate its findings with the aim of improving public literacy, while also providing unique insights to help shape the practice of institutional and organisational actors.

PNGi consists primarily of three web based resources – PNGi Central, PNGi Portal and PNGiForests. You can also follow the latest news on our Facebook Page and via Twitter.

These resources are sustained by an informal network of academics, activists and journalists involved in researching and writing about current issues in Papua New Guinea.

In accordance with a robust risk assessment process, in some instances, contributors are protected by publishing their work anonymously. However, all published material has been peer-reviewed, and is rigorously referenced, using freely accessible documentary sources. This allows anyone to verify each factual claim made.