4 Responses

  1. PNG Woman
    PNG Woman April 11, 2017 at 2:47 am

    Thank you very much for this useful resource.

    I have used the dataset for a presentation I made at the PNG National Party Convention on 7 April 2017 in Port Moresby.

    An edited copy of my presentation can be found here: https://pngwoman.com/oneills-budget-scorecard, which shows how I used the data.

    1. Rohan Fox
      Rohan Fox April 12, 2017 at 11:38 am

      Thank you very much for the comment and for linking to your presentation. A very in-depth analysis. I am glad to see the database being used, and hope it is useful in to the future for many more researchers. – Rohan Fox

  2. Stephen Howes
    Stephen Howes March 29, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Thanks a lot for this suggestion. We do have a time series of DSIP and similar schemes over time, and we can load this. As you suggest though, it seems to be impossible to get a series of actual expenditures as against budget amounts. – Stephen Howes.

  3. Mclaine
    Mclaine March 29, 2017 at 2:19 am

    It was great interest that i read the and came to know about the PNG Budget Information Database in this article. I appreciate and thank the effort of Rohan Fox and the team. This budgetary information provides a compressed and intuitive information on the budget since 1989 which can be accessed very easily by anyone. This initiative somewhat paves the way for serious consideration by the government of PNG to consider government open data in order to have public participatory in budget allocation and expenditure, and transparency. In addition to budget data, as suggestion, if possible, it would be of greater interest to the PNG citizens if DSIP and PSIP acquittals are also published. It is a known fact that the Department of Planning (DoP) has been slack due to various reasons over years in effectively monitoring and evaluating DSIP and PSIP projects. The public, on availability of the acquittal data, can keep the MP’s accountable where DoP cannot do so. It is also a known fact that DSIP and PSIP grants are the most misused and misappropriated grants by the Members of Parliament. It’s time that the citizens participate in budget allocations and expenditure as they know what they really need in their communities better then the MP’s.

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