Papua New Guinea faces challenges in providing quality infrastructure that meets the needs of its growing population and allows it to fulfil its growth potential.
To address these challenges, the Economic and Social Infrastructure Program (ESIP) is working with partners in Papua New Guinea to support improved planning, prioritisation, delivery, and sustainability of economic and social infrastructure. Priority infrastructure sub-sectors for the Program include energy (on-grid and off-grid electrification); telecommunications (including internet services), water and sanitation, and other priority social infrastructure. ESIP is also supporting DFAT and international partners to advance Papua New Guinea’s state-owned enterprise reform agenda, which is improving the operational performance and financial sustainability of state-owned enterprises and helping them deliver better services.
The Australian Government priorities of gender equity, disability and social inclusion (GEDSI), along with emerging priorities of localisation and capacity strengthening, climate change, disaster resilience and environmental and social safeguards are integrated across the program’s operations and activities.
Key program outcomes for ESIP are:
Project results include: