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Crime and violence holding back PNG businesses | Pacific Beat

Crime and violence holding back PNG businesses

Crime and violence holding back PNG businesses

Updated 18 August 2014, 17:00 AEST

Crime and violence in Papua New Guina is holding the private sector back.

That's the conclusion of a World Bank survey, which shows more than eighty per cent of businesses pay for extra security and have to take the poor law and order situation into account when decided on further investment or expansion.

Alys Willman, World Bank Social Development Specialist, who co-authored the report, says there's concern in PNG that violence is seriously holding the country back.

Presenter: Bruuce Hill

Speaker: Alys Willman, Social Development Specialist, World Bank

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