2021 National Integrity Systems Assessment Report
This report has undertaken a review of internal policies within public offices in order to identify recommendations, which would allow for more streamlined implementation of anti-corruption strategies across the three arms of PNG Government. As the first of two phases in our new Promoting Integrity and Anti-corruption Strategies (PAIS) project, this NISA is focused on;
- Assessing whether there has been any progress made over time with regards to the country’s integrity systems,
- Identifying specific changes (both positive and negative) which have occurred since the full National Integrity Systems report was published in 2003,
- And identifying recommendations and advocacy priorities for improving the country’s integrity systems.
This report also highlights key reforms that TIPNG considers must be implemented in the lead up to and beyond the 2022 National Election, as a priority to strengthen the country’s national integrity system and democratic governance. These include:
1. Open Up Parliament! Broadcast full Parliament session, Demand MP Constituent Meetings, Release Annual Report on Parliament Performance, and restore Organic Law on Integrity of Political Parties And Candidates.
2. Make every vote count! Prioritize the National Census, register every eligible voter, and implement the electoral laws, to ensure integrity within the electoral process.
3. Let the People Know! Protect our media, empower our citizens and welcome informed investment by delivering an effective way for us all to access public information.
4. Start ICAC Strong! Recruit competent staff, use the NACTF to coordinate anti-corruption partnerships, and protect the integrity of our new anti-corruption agency.
5. Bridge the Integrity Gap! Develop and Recognize integrity initiatives in agencies, enable citizens to hold public servants accountable, align Police Conduct with integrity provisions in Police Act and support multi-stakeholder forums.