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The Lowy Institute is an independent, nonpartisan international policy think tank located in Sydney, Australia. The Institute provides high-quality research and distinctive perspectives on foreign policy trends shaping Australia and the world. On Soundcloud we host podcasts from our events with high-level guest speakers as well as our own experts. Essential listening for anyone seeking to better understand foreign policy challenges!
March 18th, 2016
Episode 347 of 412 episodes
After 40 years of independence, there are good reasons to be optimistic about the future of Papua New Guinea. The country is endowed with vast natural resources, a capacity to feed itself, and a young population. Papua New Guinea also benefits from its proximity to the global centre of economic gravity in East Asia. But negative trends — in the economy, law and order, health and education — do not augur well for progress in raising living standards. The next generation of leaders in Papua New Guinea will need to be innovative if they are to turn these trends around and implement policies that deliver rather than promise long-term sustainable development. On 17 March the Lowy Institute hosted a conversation with Sean Dorney and Jenny Hayward-Jones, who discussed Jenny’s research on the challenges the next generation of leaders in Papua New Guinea will face.