- To facilitate an informed national conversation with dialogue and information sharing between:
(b) Policy practitioners
(c) Political leaders
(d) Civil society
on issues and challenges to autonomy and decentralised governance arrangements in PNG with a view to improving access to basic services for the whole community as envisioned in the National Constitution.
- Through this process, key policy decision makers will have increased knowledge on options for autonomy and decentralisation in PNG enabling them to consider specific legal and technical arrangements emnating fron a National Forum for follow up actions through GoPNG departments and processes.
Key work areas
- Conduct relevant research and analysis on issues of Autonomy and Decentralisation through;
(a) Analysis of Current PNG Situation (Short Focused papers and Discussions at Fortnightly Seminars)
- Historical Perspective of Developments in Autonomy Arrangements Since Independence
- Current Status and Issues, Challenges for Autionomy and Decentralisation with regard to Basic Service Delivery
- Communicate research products to the targeted audience using a number of tools and modalities such as:
(a) Fortnightly Seminars
(b) The National Conference
(c) Ongoing Activities
(National Conference - Themes for conference papers and discussions)
- Representation and Institutions
The Institutional design of autonomy constitutes its Framework and includes the representation within the autonomous region(s).
- Division of Legislative and Executive Powers and Responsibilities
Division of powers and functions between the central state and the autonomous region(s).
- Entrenchment and Inter-governmental Relations
Constitutional Laws and Institutions for managing relations between the central state and the autonomous region(s).
- Financial Regulations and Regional Economics
Financial Transfers from the Central Government, taxation and sharing of revenues, regional economic activities.