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Wealth Creation Pillar

The Wealth Creation Pillar focuses on researching the optimum institutional and policy environments for promoting wealth creation in PNG. The pillar also has a strong focus on land issues and policy, recognising that land reform is crucial for PNG's economic and social development. The NRI Wealth Creation Pillar has been engaged by the Government of PNG to undertake consultancies relating to housing and PNG's development performance and has collaborative partnerships with a range of national and international research institutions.


Land Research Program
Undertaking research to inform stakeholders on land issues and supporting the implementation of the Government's National Land Development Program. The NRI also hosts the secretariat of the National Land Development Advisory Group (NLDAG).

Click here to download the Land Research Framework draft document (2.9 MB).

National Land Development Program Information Pack
The National Land Development Program (NLDP) is pleased to provide information free of charge to the general public on 'Customary Land Development' in Papua New Guinea.

Click here to download the NLDP Information Pack

Reducing the Cost of Living Program
Reducing the cost of living is an initiative driven by the NRI Council to identify drivers of cost of living and to conduct research and analyze policy as to how such costs can be reduced so that the average income earner can purchase more from wages and salaries. NRI had identified Housing and Food as areas that consume a large percentage of household income. These two areas form key components of the Reducing Cost of Living Program.

Economics Policy Program
Analysing high priority economic policy issues and barriers to accessing markets, including labour market conditions and fiscal, monetary and exchange rate policies. This program will conduct a study on 'better management and use of revenues from resource extraction'. Another study into commercial banks, loan sharks and super fund administration fits into the broader research program on the impediments to economic growth, given that lack of access to credit is identified as a major impediment to the development and prosperity of economic units.

The Diploma in Economic Policy Analysis Program will be revived and convened this year after it ceased in 2007. The EPAC program offer courses structured around Papua New Guinea 's development-oriented policy issues which include macroeconomic, investment, reforms and general economic policies.


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Research Staff

Dr. Charles Yala - Assoc. Prof. Research Fellow
Dr. Modowa Trevor
Gumoi-Senior Research Fellow
Dr. Yunxian Wang - Senior Research Fellow
Nalau Bingeding -
Research Fellow
Vincent Pyati-Research Fellow
Emmanuel Mungu - Team Leader, Housing Policy Secretariat

Esekia Warvi
Executive Officer, NLDAG
Logea Nao - Project Research Officer, Economic Policies Program
Douglas Roger - Project Research Officer, Bougainville Research Project

Research Associates
Assoc Prof. Satish Chand - University of New South Wales


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