Region:Asia Pacific Current UN Women Plan Period Afghanisthan:2018-2022
i-icon World Bank Income Classification:Low Income The World Bank classifies economies for analytical purposes into four income groups: low, lower-middle, upper-middle, and high income. For this purpose it uses gross national income (GNI) per capita data in U.S. dollars, converted from local currency using the World Bank Atlas method, which is applied to smooth exchange rate fluctuations. i-icon Least Developed Country:Yes Since 1971, the United Nations has recognized LDCs as a category of States that are deemed highly disadvantaged in their development process, for structural, historical and also geographical reasons. Three criteria are used: per capita income, human assets, and economic vulnerability. i-icon Gender Inequality Index:0.575 GII is a composite metric of gender inequality using three dimensions: reproductive health, empowerment and the labour market. A low GII value indicates low inequality between women and men, and vice-versa. i-icon Gender Development Index:0.723 GDI measures gender inequalities in achievement in three basic dimensions of human development: health, education, and command over economic resources.
i-icon Population:209,497,025 Source of population data: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2022). World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision Male:19,976,265 (9.5%) Female:189,520,760 (90.5%)
Map Summary
Showing country level data of 2022
Papua New Guinea
13 Outcome Results
$16.76 M Planned Budget
$10.36 M Actual Budget
$6.39 M Shortfall


[1] Revenue recognition per Management Accounts Reporting (as per Revenue Management Policy).
[2] Resources shown are only allocated towards development work.
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Financial Flow in 2022

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Papua New Guinea

UN Women delivers across four thematic areas of leadership, economic empowerment, ending violence, and peace and security; and coordinates the protection cluster. The Women Make Change Programme focuses on legal frameworks, capacities of women at the subnational level, and young women aspiring to be in politics, changing public perceptions and political institutions to be more gender-responsive. The Safe and Prosperous Districts and Markets Economic Recovery and Inclusion Programmes focus on improving governance and working conditions in markets while enhancing access to financial literacy, finance, and business development services for women to have income security and enhanced potential to transition from the informal to the formal economy. The Spotlight Initiative supports community-based organizations to design and implement programmes to prevent violence against women and girls and collectively advocate with duty bearers. UN Women builds the capacity and promotes the participation of women in peacebuilding in Bougainville and the Highlands.