Australia and Papua New Guinea agreed a new Comprehensive and Strategic Economic Partnership in 2020, which gives renewed priority to agriculture and rural development. James Keeley and William Kingsmill undertook a review of PNG agriculture for the Australian government, providing options and recommendations for the next phase of support, based on PNGs policies and priorities and Australia’s desire to increase the strategic impact of its programme.
Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) requested a strategic review of its Economic Partnership with Papua New Guinea. This review looked across all of the economic programs supported by DFAT and assessed the extent to which they were effective in meeting the strategic objectives of the Australian government. This entailed: