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PNG survey reveals concerns about health and education services

PNG survey reveals concerns about health and education services

Updated 19 September 2013, 9:31 AEST

In Papua New Guinea, the last 10 years is often referred to as the lost decade for service delivery.

Despite an unprecedented resources boom adding to government coffers, people in both rural and city areas believe their education and health services are worse now, rather than better.

Today, the National Research Institute and the Australian National University have revealed the results of most comprehensive survey of schools and health clinics undertaken in ten years.

Survey teams travelled by boat, plane, four-wheel drive and on foot to visit 214 school and 147 health clinics in eight provinces.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Professor Stephen Howes, director of the Australian National University's Development Policy Centre

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