Rural poverty in remote Papua New Guinea: Case study of Obura-Wonenara District
CARE releases report about poverty in remote PNG
CARE Australia has today released a unique but bleak report, Rural Poverty in Remote Papua New Guinea, which provides a detailed statistical snapshot of life for remote communities in rural Papua New Guinea (PNG).
The report, which is a result of collaboration between CARE Australia and the Australian National University’s Development Policy Centre, highlights the ongoing issue of disadvantage in an area which is home to 15 percent of the country’s population.
There has, up until now, been little data of this nature focused on these remote areas and this report highlights the situation and the importance of reaching those remote communities. The report examines research going back almost forty years and draws on five influential studies which suggest a strong regional disadvantage and show relatively little change in the poorest areas over this time.