Papua New Guinea faces up to "resource curse"

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Papua New Guinea is facing up to the challenge of a so-called "resource curse" as it focuses on boosting the well-being of its citizens according to the United Nations' senior representative in the country.

Just under half of all people on the island nation live on less a dollar a day despite the fact that the country has significant natural resources.

On Thursday, the UN released its National Human Development Report which warns that Papua New Guinea is at a "critical juncture" in its development .

Roy Trivedy is the Resident Coordinator for the United Nations in Papua New Guinea

Daniel Dickinson began by asking him about what is meant by the resource curse.

Duration: 3'33"

 

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