What is Consultative Implementation & Monitoring Council (CIMC)?


The Consultative Implementation and Monitoring Council (CIMC) is an independent organisation that brings together all civil society, the private sector and government partners to develop policy and directly influence and monitor government decision making for the long-term development of Papua New Guinea.
It was established by the National Executive Council after the National Economic Summit in February 1998. The Private sector and civil society who attended the Summit called for a consultative mechanism to be established so that recommendations made by the wider community would be followed up within government circles by the CIMC and ensure their implementation through law and policy. The Government supported the initative.
The goal of the CIMC is to ensure that dialogue, through the ongoing consultation processes, is sustained between government, private sector and the community at large and the recommendations made to government through this process are implemented. The CIMC (Council) is chaired by the MInister for National PLanning and Monitoring, and  comprises representatives of Government, Civil Society and Private Sector.

CIMC conducts 4 Regional Development Forums and the National Development Forum each year. It also holds the State-Civil Society Partnership Forum and various adhoc major events (like the NCD Transport Forum and the Open Government Partnership - OGP - High Level Summit in 2018). CIMC also manages sector committees which generally meet 4 times a year on themes of public or private sector concern. They include representation of relevant government, private sector and civil society stakeholders, and are chaired by relevant Departmental Heads, Private Sector or Civil Society Leaders; The current committees are:

  • Commerce and Services
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources (operating as 2 sector committees)
  • Informal Economy 
  • Health and Population
  • Education and Training
  • Family and Secual Violence (FSVAC)
  • Governance and Budget Tracking (also supporting OGP)
  • Transport and Infrastructure
  • Law, Order and Justice
  • State and Civil Society (also supporting aspects of OGP)
  • EITI civil society - with the PNG Resource Governance Coalition

 

The CIMC is administered by the Institute of National Affairs, a private non-profit research institute providing alternate advice to that provided by the public service to ensure it is efficient and free from political influence.

 

What is the Family and Sexual Violence Action Committee (FSVAC)?

FSVAC is a sector committee of CIMC, liaising with and helping coordinate and support awareness, training and mitigation efforts and programs of civil society organisations, together with the responsible State organisations involved with addressing the major social and development challenge of family and sexual (inlcuding gender-based) violence in PNG, including  Sorcery Accusation Related Violence (SARV)