PNG economist sceptical about UN report reveal of Papua New Guinea’s 17 million population

Png Economist Sceptical About Un Report

A new UN report reveals PNG’s population could be as high as 17 million. (ABC: Eric Tlozek)


A UN report is said to have found the population of Papua New Guinea may be almost double – at 17 million – the official figure.

It would dramatically change what is understood to be the living standards of PNG citizens.

But PNG economist and FDC Pacific Fellow at the Lowy Institute Maholopa Laveil said he is sceptical of the report.


Maholopa Laveil, Lowy Institute FDC Pacific Fellow

Prianka Srinivasan, Presenter


Original Broadcast can be heard here: Broadcast 

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