Papua New Guinea’s Digital Transformation: Understanding the Governance Structure

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As the Pacific region is rapidly digitizing and embracing digital transformation, the newly available technology can empower Pacific citizens with greater access to information and networks. However, there is a lack of global and Pacific governance standards and norms on the digital economy and digital transformation. Digital governance encompasses the norms, institutions, and standards that shape the regulations around the development and use of digital technologies.

CIPE and the Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) analyze the relevant policies, regulations, and institutions concerning digital governance in Papua New Guinea (PNG) through a legal analysis and consultations with key PNG digital stakeholders. This report provides a baseline assessment and understanding of the current governance structure of PNG’s digital transformation and identifies key governance gaps and needs.

By establishing a baseline understanding of the current governance structure of PNG’s digital transformation, this report contributes to expanded opportunities for engaging the private sector in shaping digital governance that advances democratic values.

CIPE supports Pacific Islands partners to achieve a digital future with an open, secure, and reliable internet in which democracy delivers tangible benefits and the opportunity for all to prosper.

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Published Date: February 26, 2024