The latest publication for the Papua New Guinea National Research Institute (PNG NRI) has been released as PNG NRI Spotlight Volume 13, Issue 8. The Spotlight is authored by Jeremy Goro, Research fellow in the Universal Basic Education Research Program.

One of the key measures of development is the sustainable distribution of goods and services by various modes of transport. However, to minimise the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, several countries have introduced measures that restrict distribution of goods and movement of people that provide various services. In Papua New Guinea (PNG), a State of Emergency (SOE) was declared as a way to control movement of people and goods.

The declaration of SOE has impacted various sectors of the economy. Importantly, the adverse impact on the availability of public transport that has adverse effects on movement of goods and the people that provide essential services. It is likely to slow down economic activities and impact the growth of PNG’s economy. 

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