Research reports are written at the culmination of a major program of research. These titles are the top of the range publications of academic excellence. They contain empirical research data and interpretation of such research including references to existing literature on the subject or topic.
Research Report No. 06. Status and Implementation of the Bougainville Peace Agreement and Implication for Referendum
Research Report No. 05. Bougainville Referendum Outcome Issues
Research Report No. 04. Options for Bougainville's Autonomy Arrangement: A study from a global comparative perspective
Research Report No. 03. Financing for Fiscal Autonomy: Fiscal self-reliance in Bougainville
Research Report No. 02. Independence Referendum: History, practice and outcomes
Research Report No. 01. Administration of Referendums: A comparative study of independence referendums
These titles provide a progressive presentation of preliminary findings from large research projects, or present the findings of smaller research projects. Discussion papers are a key PNG NRI tool to update the policy community on policy research. They can be used to present and discuss issues surrounding a particular topic of interest in detail. It informs people of a research outcome in that both sides of the topic being debated must be discussed thoroughly using evidence from reliable research.
Discussion Paper No. 168. Economic regulation and electricity reform in Papua New Guinea
Discussion Paper No. 166. Towards sustainability: Lessons from Australia for PNG universities and research institutes about the commercialisation of landholdings
Discussion Paper No. 164. Review and forecast of the PNG economy: December 2016 issue
Discussion Paper No. 163. Is District Development Authority an effective decentralised government mechanism to improve service delivery?
Discussion Paper No. 162. Use and impact of ICT on SMEs in PNG: An empirical analysis and implications for policy
Discussion Paper No. 161. Understanding the records management system of land court in Papua New Guinea
Discussion Paper No. 160. A review of the implementation of the National Land Development Program in Papua New Guinea
Discussion Paper No. 158. Dynamics of market prices for residential properties in Papua New Guinea: Evidence from Port Moresby
Discussion Paper No. 157. Prospects and challenges in private sector provision of housing in Papua New Guinea: Lessons from Edai Town Development
Discussion Paper No. 150. How do perceived obstacles to operation and expansion relate to subjective measures of enterprise performance? Evidence from a
survey of SMEs in Papua New Guinea
Discussion Paper No. 149. Property and housing policy development
Discussion Paper No. 142. Taxation policies and practices affecting businesses and individuals in Papua New Guinea: Options for reform
Discussion Paper No. 124. Lode shedding: A case study of the economic benefits to the landowners, the provincial government, and the state from Porgera Mine
Discussion Paper No. 123. Methodology for monitoring the effectiveness of land tenure reforms in Papua New Guinea
Discussion Paper No. 122. The national land research framework for the Papua New Guinea National Land Development Program
Discussion Paper No. 121. Addressing alcohol abuse in Papua New Guinea
Discussion Paper No. 120. Community Empowerment Policy Research Framework
Discussion Paper No. 119. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation of forests in Papua New Guinea
Discussion Paper No. 118. The administration of Special Purpose Agriculture and Business Leases
Discussion Paper No. 117. Community-driven development: A case study of the Domil Community
Discussion Paper No. 116. Lae District 2017: Pupil enrolment data verification
Discussion Paper No. 115. Positioning population in sustainable development: The case of Papua New Guinea
An Issues paper is an essay written on a specific topic in order to persuade readers to accept the author’s opinion about the issue at hand. It is often written in a way that could stimulate debate on the issue. The author’s opinion must be supported with evidence and a strong and clearly reasoned argument. Topics for an Issues paper include: Submissions to departments or government committees; Major policy speeches by influential commentators; Policy briefs requested by decision-makers; Information papers; Opinion-based pieces; and, Options papers, which weigh up different directions on key policy issues.
Issues Paper 29. Challenges of communicating sensitive issues in fragile settings: Literature review for the Bougainville Referendum Research Project
Issues Paper 28. Road construction employment in Papua New Guinea
Issues Paper 27. Disorderly development: The case of Konebada Petroleum Park Authority
Issues Paper 25. The informal economy in Papua New Guinea: Scoping review of literature and areas for further research
Issues Paper 24. Recent developments regarding non-citizen technical advisers in Papua New Guinea
Issues Paper 23. Papua New Guinea's drive to provide affordable housing: Are we ready?
Issues Paper 22. Why do so few Pacific Islanders take advantage of opportunities in Papua New Guinea's labour market?
Issues Paper 21. Papua New Guinea's work permit system and non-citizen workforce
Issues Paper 20. Managing fiscal challenges in contemporary Papua New Guinea
Issues Paper 19. Assessment of market prices for residential properties in Port Moresby: Do location and property type matter?
Issues Paper 18. Land planning, development and management: Lessons from the Australian Capital Territory
Issues Paper 17. Papua New Guinea Sovereign Wealth Fund: The eficacy of the withdrawal formula
Issues Paper 16. Review of the Legislation establishing the Sovereign Wealth Fund in Papua New Guinea
Issues Paper 15. Road management reform: The Papua New Guinea Road Fund and National Roads Authority
Issues Paper 14. Understanding property price movements in Port Moresby: Lessons from a price tracking experiment
This title informs and stimulates thinking and discussion on key social, economic, and development issues and policies. Spotlight articles can have several objectives: Inform of different perspectives on development initiatives; provide a forum for alternative views on policy matters; propose preferred alternatives or courses of actions; advocate a new development policy, ideal, or paradigm; contest poor or ill-conceived development policies; stimulate dialogue or debate between stakeholders in relation to a development policy; respond promptly to a questionable development policy, issue, or problem; and influence or facilitate informed decision making.
Spotlight V.12, No.4. The records management system of land court is in a dire state: What are the issues?
Spotlight V.12, No.3. Are the requirements of the first home ownership scheme user friendly?
Spotlight V.12, No.2. Affordability of houses provided by housing schemes must be considered before implementation in Papua New Guinea
Spotlight V.10, No.9. Potential impacts of development projects on house sales and rent prices must be considered before implementation in Papua New Guinea
Spotlight V.10, No.8. Private developers have the potential to provide trunk infrastructure in Papua New Guinea: Evidence from Edai Town Development
Spotlight V.10, No.5. Services supplied by Papua New Guinea's forests that are not traded on markets should be considered in land use decisions: Why and how?
Spotlight V.10, No.4. Issuance of state leases in Papua New Guinea must follow proper procedures: Evidence from a National Court of Justice Decision
Spotlight V.10, No.3. Housing allowance for public servants in Papua New Guinea: Does it meet housing affordability criteria?
Spotlight V.10, No.2. Adverse impacts of climate change in Papua New Guinea: Are we ready to adapt and manage disasters?
Spotlight V.10, No.1. Accessibility of customary land for residential property development in Papua New Guinea: Challenges and prospects
Spotlight V.9, No.7. Rice import quota system in Papua New Guinea
Spotlight V.9, No.6. Potential gains from the development of a viable residential property market in Papua New Guinea
Spotlight V.9, No.4. Improving housing development in Papua New Guinea
Spotlight V.9, No.3. Can public participation improve urban planning in Papua New Guinea? Lessons from the Fairfax Harbour design idea competition
Spotlight V.9, No.2. Port Moresby's roads: Are they pedestrian friendly?
Spotlight V.9, No.1. Why the foreign currency crisis in PNG is almost entirely up to the Government to sort out
Spotlight V.8, No.4. PNG's 2015 Sovereign Wealth Fund Bill: Key weaknesses and proposals for improvement
Spotlight V.8, No.3. Papua New Guinea's drive for self-sufficiency in food production: Are we ready?
Spotlight V.7, No.1. PNG's Sovereign Wealth Fund: The critical elements
From time to time, PNG NRI may publish research in a format which does not align with the recognised formats discussed above. While ‘other’ publications should adopt the PNG NRI style, specific details are subject to discussion between the author and Deputy Director (Research).
Proceedings of the 2014 Papua New Guinea Tax Review and Research Symposium (Special Report)
Papua New Guinea Journal of Education (Volume 41, No.1. 2014)
Papua New Guinea's development performance 1975-2008 (Monograph No. 41)
Fisheries policy and management in Papua New Guinea (Special Publication No. 64)