Papua New Guinea gender and investment climate reform assessment

This report is one of six gender and investment climate reform assessments undertaken in six Pacific nations including Papua New Guinea. The report analyses gender-based investment climate barriers which constrain private sector development and identifies solutions to address them. Four key investment climate areas are considered: public private dialogue; starting and licensing a business; access to justice, the courts, and alternative dispute resolution; and access to, and enforcement of, rights over registered land. In each area the report considers legal, regulatory, and administrative barriers to private sector development with a gender perspective. It makes recommendations aimed at ensuring that women benefit from ongoing efforts to improve Papua New Guinea’s investment climate on the same basis as their male counterparts.