Agribusiness Commercial Legal and Institutional Reform (AgCLIR) – Papua New Guinea Recommendations
In Papua New Guinea, the EAT project conducted an AgCLIR assessment, meeting over 250 stakeholders and hosting a round-table event attended by more than 60 representatives of the public sector, private sector, and civil society. This Agribusiness Commercial Legal and Institutional Reform (AgCLIR) report addresses the legal, institutional, and social environment for doing business in Papua New Guinea’s agricultural sector. Through close examination of agricultural-related policies, laws, institutions, and social dynamics, it aims to inform strategies and decisions by government institutions, donors, nongovernmental organizations, the private sector, and others with respect to the development of agricultural enterprise and economic growth generally. This document can be used as an input in agricultural policy development, a framework for donor interventions, a substantive resource for future projects, a benchmark for assessing change, a tool for academic instruction, and, most immediately, a “jumping off point” for stakeholder discussion and consensus-building.
The companion document to the full AgCLIR Papua New Guinea report contains an outline of each recommendation, detailing why reform is needed, a description of the costs associated with the problem, obstacles to reform, the timeline for change, and the resource commitments required by the donor community to facilitate reform.