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The lack of accountability and transparency by State agencies in the implementation of government policies can have dire consequences on development indicators and the well being of the society.

Bureaucrats should ensure that their actions and decisions in the various capacities that they serve in the government benefit the public and the wider community.

The lack of accountability and transparency can undermine good governance and result in poor development indicators.

National identification cardCase 3.1-National identification card
The PNG National Identification (NID) card project was launched in November 2014 and slated to become a universal ID card for all Papua New Guinean citizens. The card would contain information on births, marriages, and deaths and become ID registers. It was a joint project with the Electoral Commission, Civil Registry and the National Statistical Office (NSO) (Yama, 2014).
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Border Development AuthorityCase 3.2-Border Development Authority
The Border Development Authority (BDA) Act was passed by the National Parliament in 2008. It was created by the Somare government to coordinate development activities in all border provinces and primarily focused on Sandaun, Western, Manus, New Ireland, Milne Bay and the autonomous region of Bougainville (AROB).
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Borneo PharmaceuticalsCase 3.3-Borneo Pharmaceuticals
Borneo Pacific Pharmaceuticals Ltd (BPP) was established in 1996 by naturalised citizen Martin Poh. The company was an agent and distributor of pharmaceutical and health-care products in PNG. According to the company’s website it is a wholesaler supplier to markets in the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa.
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THEMETIC INDEX
CLUSTER 1: RISKY STATE INVESTMENTS
CLUSTER 2: STATE SANCTIONED LAND GRABS
CLUSTER 3: STATE AGENCIES LACKING ACCOUNTABILITY
CLUSTER 4: STATE ABUSE OF ASSETS AND FUNDS
CLUSTER 5 : STATE LAXNESS TO CRITICAL BILLS
CLUSTER 6: STATE TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE

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