January 2, 2012

 

Managing the mineral boom in Papua New Guinea

January 2, 2012 Article by Sir Mekere Morauta, Minister for State Enterprises For the East Asia Forum

 

Navigating a small economy through the choppy waters of the global economy is never easy.

 

But it is even harder when facing the peaks and troughs of resource booms and the unpredictable undercurrents of a complex polity. At independence in 1975, when I...

June 28, 2006

 

The Challenge for Pacific Leaders:  Economic Growth and Reform”

Speech by Rt Hon Mekere Morauta Kt MP

Emerging Pacific Leaders Dialogue, Brisbane, 28 June 2006

 

Introduction:  Pacific Islands Today

 

Mention of Pacific Islands once conjured up images of idyllic islands whose inhabitants valued leisure higher than any other activity, and had a lifestyle that was largely self-sufficient and affluent in...

April 22, 2006

Speech to World Ethics Forum, Oxford University
22 October 2006 by
Rt Hon Mekere Morauta, KCMG

Background: Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea has only 30 years experience of managing its own house.  It has a relatively small population, 5.5 million, made up of thousands of different tribes with their own cultures and speaking over 800 languages – roughly one quarter of the world’s languages.  The lev...

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