Compiling a dataset of election results for Papua New Guinea has not been easy. I am grateful to the following people and organisations for the help they have provided.

I am deeply grateful to the Archives Team of the Papua New Guinea Electoral Commission for their amazing persistence in gathering, cataloguing and preserving results from the 2022 national general election. Without their hard work, results from this election would have been lost to history.

I am also very grateful to Electoral Commissioner Simon Sinai, Deputy Electoral Commissioner John Kalamoroh and the rest of the Senior Management Team at the Electoral Commission for their support with access to the 2022 results. Their willingness to promote electoral transparency has been a major assistance in the task of gathering data from the 2022 elections.

More generally, I am grateful the all the many staff at the Papua New Guinea Electoral Commission who have assisted with this project over the years.

In addition, I am grateful to Jon Fraenkel, the late Bill Standish, Ron May, John Burton and Nicole Haley for sharing data with me. I owe a particular debt of gratitude to Jon Fraenkel, both for providing so much of the early data used in this dataset, and for providing excellent advice on my analysis of the data. I am also grateful to David Hegarty for his advice. I am particularly grateful to the late Bill Standish for sharing so many of his insights with me over the years. I’m grateful to Colin Filer for his help identifying a problem in an earlier iteration of the database.

I am very grateful to Maholopa Laveil for his work and insights on the 2017 election.

I’m also grateful to Amita Monterola and Ashlee Betteridge for their website work. And I am grateful to Tatia Currie, Wilma Gillies and Salwa Dastgeer for their research assistance.

I am particularly grateful to the Development Policy Centre for enthusiastic, ongoing support of the project. I am also grateful to the Department of Pacific Affairs for early support.

The Development Policy Centre is supported by the Australian Government through the Papua New Guinea–Australia Partnership.

Terence Wood