INFORMAL ECONOMY PROGRAM

Markets and Marketplaces

Open markets are central to PNG’s informal economy. What are the key issues affecting the operation of markets?  What are the options for establishing and maintaining clean, safe, and peaceful markets?

Innovative Economic Activities

Informal economic enterprises are concentrated in only a few areas, especially fresh food crop production and sales. Where do opportunities exist for informal economy participants to improve their earnings?

The Betelnut Economy

Betelnut cultivation and consumption is traditionally a part of the culture of many coastal communities. Despite many public health concerns, its use in modern PNG has escalated. What long-term solutions might address concerns with the betelnut economy?

Access to Capital

Access to capital is vital for establishing and carrying out micro economic enterprises. However, lack of capital is a key constraint impeding widespread participation by the majority of citizens. How can lack of access to capital be addressed?

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