A report assessing the social and economic costs of crime and violence in Papua New Guinea has been released by the World Bank.
This comes after the government requested the World Bank to conduct research to better assess the social and economic costs of crime and violence, as this relates to business, citizens, government and civil society.
The report will be reviewed by the government as part of the ongoing planning and policy development so as to continue to improve law and order in Papua New Guinea.
The World Bank statement makes note that crime has stabilized, while at the same time more work needs to be done, as this part of the sector has a large impact on our growth as an economy and society.
Mr O&rsquO’Neill says the reduction in crime and decreased prison population clearly shows our youth are being given opportunity to engage, meaningfully in education and employment opportunities.