Inclusive governance practice in CARE International’s Papua New Guinea programming

Author/s: Rebecca Pepame Robinson

The way in which community decisions are made has a huge impact on the lives of the women, men, children and families in that community. Through three projects funded by the Australian Government in Papua New Guinea (including through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program), CARE has been working to improve gender equality in governance structures at community level.

This paper documents the approaches taken by CARE International in Papua New Guinea’s most recent deliberate programming for improved governance in Papua New Guinea’s Highlands region and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville. It looks at the experience and lessons of three projects to inform best practice in inclusive governance programming in the future. It also considers how CARE International in Papua New Guinea’s work relating to gender equality and women’s empowerment has contributed to the results of governance programs.

  • Publisher: CARE International in PNG
  • Date Published: June 1, 2018