INA Research results are published as INA Publications through the following series: Discussion Papers, Reports, Occasional Papers, Working Papers, Summary and Speech Series.

Complimentary copies of publications are distributed to INA Contributors. They are also distributed free of charge to politicians, senior public servants, and major Libraries in PNG. 


INA has carried out an extended number of research over the past 44 years of it’s operation. Research has been conducted into: Economy, Taxation, Land, Trade, Coastal Shipping, Industrialization, Law and Order, Exchange Rates, Agriculture, Mining, Small Business, Government Expenditure, Fisheries, Forestry, GBV, Human Capital Formation and Labour.

Current and Ongoing Projects/Surveys:

Centre for International Private Enterprise: The Project is aimed at promoting transparent and accountable governance in Southeast Asia and the Pacific by countering the impacts of corrosive capital.

School Agriculture and Nutrition Survey: The is to determine the key drivers of functioning agriculture education and/or nutrition education in PNG and to identify the most critical areas and opportunities for intervention. 

upcoming events

45th Year of PNG’s Institute of National Affairs

23rd February : Launch of the Bertelsmann 2022 BTI Global Index

April 2022  : Launch of the Open Budget Survey Global and Regional Report and 2022 Open Budget Index

28 April 2022 : Issuing of the Writs for the 2022 PNG National Elections

15th June 2022 : Voting for the PNG National Elections Commence

July 2022 : Launch of the 2020 EITI PNG Report

funding and support

Institute of National Affairs is an Independent Research Think -Tank that runs and operates exclusively on contributions (membership income, grants, sponsorship, and donations.

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