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Corruption and development challenges in Papua New Guinea: an interview with Allan Bird

After 8 years at Ok Tedi Mining and 16 years in agriculture, Allan Bird is an agribusiness expert running for the seat of his home district, the province of East Sepik. 

A participant in our Leadership Mapping research project, and the latest in our series of PNG election candidate interviews Allan canvasses in this video some possible solutions to the corruption flourishing in PNG society. He has some startling data on public servant pay and the cost of living in modern-day PNG. It's worth viewing right to the end of this 7-minute interview — apart from his brutally honest insights into the corruption problem, Allan has some pithy observations about motives of the private sector in PNG. Visit our blog The Interpreter for the full story by Research Fellow Alex Oliver /interpreter/contributors/articles/alex-oliver.

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