Strengthening the policy and institutional framework for Disaster Risk Management in Papua New Guinea

Context and Objectives
Papua New Guinea is extremely vulnerable to natural hazards and exposed toearthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, cyclones, floods, droughts, and tsunamis. Given the increasing risk from disasters and variability of impacts of climate-related hazards, the Government of Papua NewGuinea is also pursuing more explicit Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and prevention policies, strategies and institutional capacities.
Following a request from the Government of Papua New Guinea, the ACP-EU NDRR Program will provide technical assistance to the relevant Ministries and agencies at various administrative levels to review existing DRM policies, potential gaps, and identify priority policy and institutional reform actions for the Government, which can be supported through technical assistance.

Main Activities

  • Component 1: Mainstreaming DRM Policies and Strategies in Sectoral Development Planning. This component will assist the Government with analysis of current policies and institutional arrangements and identify areas where strengthening and harmonization is needed for effective DRM, particularly risk reduction.
  • Component 2: Resilient Disaster Recovery. This component will support policy dialogue and targeted technical inputs on increasing community resilience and community-based disaster recovery.

This project is in its inception phase.

Partnerships and Coordination
The World Bank is implementing this project in close collaboration with the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Treasury, National Disaster Center, and relevant sectoral agencies.

  • Pacific
Window of Action
  • Window 2
Amount approved
  • $400,000
  • 08/2019 - 07/2020