The PNG Anti-Corruption Project is a major commitment by the United Nations, the European Union and the Government of Papua New Guinea to tackle corruption. The European Union has invested EUR 5.4 million in the Project as part of the EU-PNG Partnership for Good Governance.
The Project is being implemented jointly by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
In 2007, PNG was the Pacific region’s first country to ratify the UNCAC. Key developments since include:
The Project will build on this momentum by strengthening the PNG Government's commitment and capacity to address corruption in line with the UNCAC and progress the Sustainable Development Goals for the benefit of all Papua New Guineans.
In collaboration with national partners, and delivered through a wide of technical assistance, such as expert support, assessments, training, mentoring, awareness raising and other activities, the Project’s primary outcomes will be:
National project partners include ICAC, National Fraud and Anti-Corruption Directorate in the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (NFACD), Provincial Fraud and Anti-Corruption Units (PFACU), Office of the Public Prosecution (OPP), Department of Justice and Attorney-General, Department of the Prime Minister & National Executive Council, Financial Analysis and Supervision Unit, Ombudsman Commission, Public Service Commission, Department of Provincial and Local Government Affairs, Transparency International PNG and other civil society organisations, PNG Media Association, Business Against Corruption Alliance, PNG Chamber of Commerce.