On 23 November, Dr Grant Walton, Fellow, of the Development Police Centre and Director of the Transnational Research Institute on Corruption presented his recent research on Governance and Corruption in Papua New Guinea’s Public Service at the Law and Justice Development Community of Practice Annual Workshop. The presentation was followed by questions by government and non-government practitioners and researchers who are engaged in regional and international law and justice initiatives. This workshop was held by the Law and Justice Development Community of Practice at the Crawford School of Public Policy.
In this presentation, Dr Walton discussed the findings of the research which was conducted in four provinces of Papua New Guinea including Eastern Highlands, Madang, New Ireland and Milne Bay earlier this year. He argued that ‘while normative anti-corruption reforms are important, social and political factors are critical for policy interventions’.