Commonly Used Abbreviations in PNG

3G Third generation cellular mobile technology
4G Fourth generation cellular mobile technology
AAA American Anthropological Association
AB Amtsblatt für Neugu
ABC Australian Broadcasting Corporation
ABG Autonomous Bougainville Government
ACIAR Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
ACP Assistant Commissioner of Police
ACPACS Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies
ACWIN Action Council of Women in Need
AD Administration Division, NDoE
ADA Assistant District Administrator
ADB Asian Development Bank
ADRA Adventist Development and Relief Agency
ADSL Asynchronous digital subscriber line, a copper wire based digital-transmis­sion access technology with a higher download data rate than its upload data rate
AFAO Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations
AFBA Annual Funding Budget Amount
AGLC Australian Guide to Legal Citation
AGSYS Agricultural System
AIB Allied Intelligence Bureau
AIC Accident Investigation Commission
AIDAB Australian International Development Assistance Bureau
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
AIF Australian Imperial Force
ALESCO PNG government’s human resource and payroll system
AML Alluvial Mining Lease
ANC Ante Natal Care
Armed Native Constabulary
ANGAU Australia New Guinea Administrative Unit
ANGO Australian Non-Governmental Organisation
ANU Australian National University
ANZAAS Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science
AOC Assembly of Chiefs
AOFP Annual Operational Financial Plan
APAC Asia-Pacific region
APEC Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
APF Agogo Processing Facility
APO Aid Post Orderly
APPI Agreement for the Promotion and Protection of Investment
APT Additional Profits Tax
ARA academic research agreement
ARAP Abbreviated Resettlement Action Plan
ARB Autonomous Region of Bougainville
ART Antiretroviral Therapy/Treatment
ASD Air Services Division (of DOT)
ASEAN Association of Southeast Asian Nations
ASM Alluvial and Small-scale Mining
ASOMPS Asian Symposium on Medicinal Plants and Spices
ASOPA Australian School of Pacific Administration
ATC Air Traffic Control
ATM Air Traffic Management
ATR Air Transport Regulation Division (of DOT)
ATS Air Traffic Services
AusAID Australian Agency for International Development
AVHRR Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
AWA Australian Wireless Association
AWM Australian War Memorial
B.A. Bachelor of Arts
BAHA Papua New Guinea Business Coalition against HIV and AIDS
BAMS Bridge Asset Management System
BANA Banoni and Nagovisi
BBC British Broadcasting Corporation
BCA Bougainville Copper Agreement
BCL Bougainville Copper Limited
BCPL Bougainville Copper Proprietary Limited (Pty Ltd)
BCR Benefit Cost Ratio
BDA Border Development Authority
BDC Bougainville Development Corporation
BDO Business Development Grant
BDPR Bougainville District Patrol Reports
BHP Broken Hill Propriety Company Limited
BIA Buka Interim Authority
BIPG Bougainville Interim Provincial Government
BLF Buka Liberation Front
BLGC Buka Local Government Council
BMC Bougainville Mining Company
BML Bougainville Mining Limited
BMWU Bougainville Mining Workers’ Union
BNPL Basic Needs Poverty Line
BO beneficial ownership
BOG Board Of Governors
BoM Board of Management
BP Bank Procedure
Before the present
Burns Philp Pty Limited
BPNG Bank of Papua New Guinea
Br Bridge
BRA Bougainville Revolutionary Army
BSAs Benefit Sharing Agreements
BSP Bank South Pacific
BSPC Bougainville Special Political Committee
BTG Bougainville Transitional Government
CA Community Affairs
CAA Civil Aviation Act
Civil Aviation Authority (previous)
CAC Citizenship Advisory Committee
CACC Central Agency Coordinating Committee
CADIP Civil Aviation Development Investment Program
CAO Compliance Advisory Ombudsmen
CAR Civil Aviation Regulations
CASA Civil Aviation Safety Authority
CAVAW Committee Against Violence Against Women
CBC Catholic Bishops’ Conference
CBD Convention on Biological Diversity
CBHC Community-Based Health Care
CBO Community-Based Organisation
CCAC Community Coalition Against Corruption
CCD Corporate Community Development
CCEA Cocoa and Coconut Extension Agency
CCI Cocoa Coconut Institute of Papua New Guinea
CDAD Curriculum Development and Assessment Division
CDD Curriculum Development Division, NDoE
CDOA Coordinated Development and Operating Agreement
CDP Christian Democratic Party
CDWWU Central District Waterside Workers Union
CEA Church education agency
CEC Churches Education Council
CEDAW Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
CEO Chief Executive Officer
CEPA Conservation and Environment Protection Authority
CESMP Contractor’s Environmental and Social Management Plan
CFC Christian Fellowship Church
CGIAR Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
CHW Community Health Worker
CIC Coffee Industry Corporation Limited
CIFP Country Indicators for Foreign Policy
CIMC Consultative Implementation and Monitoring Council
CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
CJ Chief Justice
CLC Christian Life Centre
CLRC Constitutional and Law Reform Commission
CLTC Christian Leaders Training College
CMB Copra Marketing Board
CMC Case Management Centre
Churches Medical Council
CMCA Community Mine Continuation Agreement
CMCAs Community Mine Continuation Agreements
CNGL Chevron NiuGuini Limited
CNS Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (air)
CO Commanding Officer
COA Certificate of Airworthiness
COC Council of Chiefs
COLREG International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (IMO)
COPD Community Oil Palm Development
CPC Constitutional Planning Committee
CPCHE Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and Environment
CPF Central Processing Facility
CPI consumer price index
CPL Choiseul Plantations Limited (Ltd)
CPP Church Partnership Programme
CRA commercial research agreement
Conzinc Riotinto of Australia
CRAE Conzinc Riotinto Australia Exploration
CRC Convention on the Rights of the Child
CRES Centre for Resource and Environmental Science (ANU)
CRF Consolidated Revenue Fund
CRIP Curriculum Reform Implementation Project
CS Correctional Services
CSA Child Sexual Abuse
Commercial Statutory Authorities
CSEC Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (Australia)
CSMT Curriculum Standards Monitoring Test
CSO Civil Society Organisation
Community Service Obligation
CSR Corporate Social Responsibility
CSRM Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining
CSTB Central Supply and Tenders Board
CTC Coasting Trade Committee
CU Census Unit
CWO community women’s organizers
CWTP Community Water Transport Project (within DOT)
DAC Development Assistance Committee
DAL Department of Agriculture and Livestock
DASF Department of Agriculture, Stock and Fisheries
DAWN Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era
DCJ Deputy Chief Justice
DDA Department of District Administration
DDSNA Department of District Services (and Native Affairs)
DEC Department of Environment and Conservation
DFAT Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Australia)
DFCD Department of Family and Community Development
DHPG Deutsche Handels und Plantagen Gesellschaft
DHS Demographic and Health Survey
DipEd Diploma of Education
DIS Delivered-In-Store
DJAG Department of Justice and Attorney General
DKB Deutsches Kolonialblatt
DME Distance Measuring Equipment (air navigation)
DMPGM Department of Mineral Policy and Geohazard Management
DNH Do No Harm
DNPM Department of National Planning and Monitoring
DNPRD Department of National Planning and Rural Development
DO District Officer
DoCD Department of Community Development
DOE Department of Education
DOF Department of Finance
DOH Department of Health
DOT Department of Transport
DOW Department of Works and Implementation
DPE Department of Petroleum and Energy
DPI Department of Primary Industry
DPLGA Department for Provincial and Local Government Affairs
DPLLGA Department of Provincial and Local Level Government Affairs
DPM Department of Personnel Management
DRIP District Road Improvement Programme
DSG District Support Grant
DSIP District Services Improvement Programme
DSP Development Strategic Plan
DSTP Deep Sea Tailings Placement
DTIP District Transport Improvement Programme
DVD Domestic Violence Decree
DVOR Doppler VOR
DWU Divine Word University
EA Evangelical Alliance
EBC Evangelical Brotherhood Church Inc.
EC European Commission
European Community
ECCE Early-childhood care and education
ECDPM European Centre for Development Policy Management
ECIA Economic Corridor Implementation Authority
ECP Enhanced Cooperation Programme (Australia)
EDD Expected Date of Delivery
EEZ Exclusive Economic Zones
EFA Education For All
EGMA Early Grade Maths Assessment
EGRA Early Grade Reading Assessment
EH Eastern Highlands
EHL Esso Highlands Limited
EIAs Environmental Impact Assessments
EIR environmental impact report
EIRR Economic Internal Rate of Return
EIS environmental impact statement
EITI Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
EL Exploration Leases
ELCOM Electricity Commission
ELCPNG Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea
E-LD E-Learning Division, NDoE
EMC Environmental Management Committee
Executive Management Committee
EMIS Education Management Information System
EMPNG ExxonMobil PNG
ENB East New Britain
ENSO El Niño Southern Oscillation
EPG Enga Provincial Government
ERU Educational Research Unit
ES East Sepik
ESCAP Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
ESD East Sepik District
ecologically sustainable development
ESIA Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
ESIP Education Sector Improvement Program
ESMF Environmental and Social Management Framework
ESMP Environmental and Social Management Plan
ESNO El Niño-Southern Oscillation
EU European Union
EVAW Elimination of Violence Against Women
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization (of the United Nations)
FAS First Assistance Secretary
FD Finance Division, NDoE
FEED Front End Engineering and Design
FESS Fund for Economic and Social Stabilisation
FFB Fresh Fruit Bunch (oil palm)
FGTF Future Generation Trust Funds
FHRIP Family Health and Rural Improvement Program
FIFO Fly-in-Fly-out
FIMS Forest Resource Information System
FIR Flight Information Region
FLA Family Law Act
FLOJ Foundation for Law, Order and Justice
FMA Forest Management Agreement
FOB Free on board
FODE Flexible Open Distance Education
FPA Family Protection Act
FPDA Fresh Produce Development Agency Ltd
FPIC Free Prior Informed Consent
FPO Family Protection Order
FPTP first-past-the-post
FPU Family Protection Unit
FRA Forest Resources Authority
FSC Family Support Centre
FSVAC Family and Sexual Violence Action Committee
FSVU Family and Sexual Violence Unit
FSW female sex worker
GAR Gross admission ratio
GATT General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
GAVI Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization
GBH grievous bodily harm
Gbps Gigabits per second. A measure of data transfer speed. One gigabit equals 1 billion bits
GBT General Business Trust
GBV Gender Based Violence
GCD Guidance and Counselling Division, NDoE
GCMG Grand Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GER Gross enrolment ratio
GES General Education Services Division, NDoE
GFC Global Financial Crisis
GGHE General Government Health Expenditure
GII Gender Inequality Index
GIS Geographical Information System
GLONASS Global Navigation and Surveillance System
GNG German New Guinea
GNI Gross National Income
GNP Gross National Product
GNSS Global Navigation Satellite System
GoPNG Government of Papua New Guinea
GPA Global Program on AIDS
GPI Gender parity index
GPNG Government of Papua New Guinea
GPS Global Positioning System
GRM Grievance Redress Mechanism
GRS Grievance Redress Service
GRUF Grassroots United Front Party
GST Goods and Services Tax
GTQ Gas-to-Queensland
HAD House of Assembly Debates
HALC HIV/AIDS Legal Centre, Sydney, Australia
HB slang for Hanuabada, the ‘Great Village,’ located next to the original township of Port Moresby
HDI Human Development Index
HDR Human Development Report
HEO Health Extension Officer
HIES Household Income and Expenditure Survey
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HIV/AIDS Human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome
HMAS His Majesty’s Australian Ship
HROD Human Resources and Organisational Development Division, NDoE
HRW Human Rights Watch
HSES Health, Safety, Environment and Security
HSSP Health Sector Support Programme
HWHRDM Highlands Women’s Human Rights Defenders Movement
IA Independent Administrator
Internal Audit Division, NDoE
IAIA International Association of Impact Assessment
IALA International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities
IASER Institute of Applied Social and Economic Research
IATA International Air Transport Association
IBBS Integrated Bio-Behavioural Survey
IBP Integrated Benefits Package
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organisation
ICBG International Collaborative Biodiversity Group
ICCC Independent Consumer and Competition Commission
ICCPR International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
ICESCR International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
ICMM International Council on Metals and Minerals
ICPNG Investment Corporation of Papua New Guinea
ICRAF Individual and Community Rights Advocacy Forum, a PNG human rights NGO specialising in upholding women’s rights, providing legal advice and assistance
ICT Information and Communications Technology
ICTD Information and Communications Technology Division, NDoE
ICTs information communication technologies
IDA Infrastructure Development Authority
International Development Association
IDG Infrastructure Development Grant
IDLO International Development Law Organization
IDS Institute of Development Studies (UK)
IFC International Finance Corporation
IFMS Integrated Financial Management System
IFR Instrument Flight Rules
IFTA Insect Farming and Trading Agency
IHO International Hydrographic Organization
ILE inter-linked economies
ILG Incorporated Land Group
ILO International Labour Organisation
ILS Instrument Landing System
IMF International Monetary Fund
IMG Independent Members’ Group
IMO International Maritime Organisation
IMR Institute of Medical Research
INA Institute of National Affairs
IOCS International Organisation of Classification Societies
IP Indigenous Peoples
IPA Investment Promotion Authority
IPBC Independent Public Business Corporation
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
IPEPNG Institute of Professional Engineers of Papua New Guinea
IPNGS Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies
IPO Interim Protection Order
IPP Indigenous Peoples’ Plan
IPPF Indigenous Peoples’ Planning Framework
International Planned Parenthood Federation
IPR intellectual property rights
IRC Internal Revenue Commission
ISDM Intergovernmental Service Delivery Mechanism
ISLP International Senior Lawyers Project
ISO International Standards Organisation
ISP Internet Service Provider
ISPS International Shipping and Port Security
ITA Income Tax Act
ITT Tambococha Tiputini Trust Fund
ITTO International Tropical Timber Organization
ITU International Telecommunications Union
IUCN International Union for the Conservation of Nature
IWDA International Women’s Development Agency
IXP Internet Exchange Point
JAC Joint Advisory Council
JAG Justice Advisory Group
JDP Joint Declaration of Principles
JDPBPC joint district planning and budget priorities committee
JICA Japan International Cooperation Agency
JV Joint Venture
K Papua New Guinea Kina (currency)
KCH Kumul Consolidated Holdings Ltd
KIK Kokonas Indastri Koporesen
Km Kina million
KMH Kumul Mineral Holdings Ltd
KPH Kumul Petroleum Holdings Ltd
KPI Key Performance Indicator
LAES Lowlands Agricultural Experiment Station, Keravat
LANCO Landowner Company
LBBSA Licence Based Benefits Sharing Agreement
LCOE Leitana Council of Elders
LDC Livestock Development Corporation Ltd
LGL Lihir Gold Limited
LICHP Lihir Islands Community Health Program
LL.B. Bachelor of Laws
LL.D. Doctor of Laws
LLG Local Level Government
LLGSIP Local Level Government Services Improvement Program
LMALA Lihir Mining Area Landowners Association
LMC Lihir Medical Centre
LMIC Lower Middle Income Country
LMS London Missionary Society
LNA League for National Advancement
LNG Liquefied Natural Gas
LNG  Liquefied natural gas
LPV Limited Preferential Voting
LRC Law Reform Commission
LSDP Lihir Sustainable Development Plan
LSS Land Settlement Scheme
LTB Land Transport Board
LTD Land Transport Division (of DOT)
LTEU Letters to the Editor Uncensored
LTIP Long Term Investment Plan
LTMC Long Term Maintenance Contract
M&E Monitoring and Evaluation
M.A. Master of Arts
M.Ed. Master of Education
MA Melanesian Alliance
Mining Act
MAC Mining Advisory Council
MARPOL International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships
MAS Mataungan Association
MASP Mapping Agricultural Systems of Papua New Guinea Project
MBD Milne Bay District
MBDWA Milne Bay District Workers Association
MCC Metallurgical Corporation of China Ltd
MCH Maternal Child Health
MCU Media and Communications Unit, NDoE
MDCs Mine Development Contracts
MDG Millennium Development Goals
MDGs Millennium Development Goals
MFF Multi-Tranche Financing Facility
MFFN Melanesian Farmer First Network
MGA Movement for Greater Autonomy
MIC Metal Industries Company
MIF Melanesian Independence Front
MIG Morobe Independent Group
MIGA Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
MIGR Ministry for Inter-Government Relations
MIM Mount Isa Mines
ML Mining Lease
MLP Melanesian Liberal Party
MMR Maternal Mortality Rate
MMscf Millions of standard cubic feet (gas)
MNP Model Nation Party
MOA Memorandum of Agreement
MODIPE Morobe District People’s Association
MoE Ministry of Education
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MP Member of Parliament
MPA Members of the Provincial Assembly
MPKG Madang-Baiyer River-Karamui-Gulf Corridor
MPPC Minerals and Petroleum Policy Committee
MPTF Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office
MRA Mineral Resources Authority
MRDC Mineral Resources Development Corporation
MRE Mineral Resource Enga Ltd
MRM Mineral Resource Magang Ltd
MROT Mineral Resource Ok Tedi No. 2 Ltd
MRSF Mineral Resources Stabilisation Fund
MRSM Mineral Resources Star Mountains Ltd
MSB Measurement Services Branch
MSC Most Significant Change technique
MSD Measurement Services Division, NDoE
MSF Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders)
MSG Melanesian Spearhead Group
Multi-stakeholder group
MSM males who have sex with males / men who have sex with men
MSS manuscripts (in archives)
MSU Maritime Security Unit (of DOT)
MSW internationally accepted acronym for ‘male sex worker’
MTA materials transfer agreement
MTAC Ministry of Tourism, Art and Culture
MTD Maritime Transport Division (of DOT)
MTDP Medium Term Development Plan
MTDS Medium Term Development Strategy
MTFS Medium Term Fiscal Strategy
MTNG Mandated Territory of New Guinea
MTTP Medium Term Transport Plan
MUF Melanesian United Front
MUG minimum unconditional grant
MVIL Motor Vehicle Insurance Ltd
MYEFO Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook
NA National Alliance
NAA National Archives of Australia
NAC National Agricultural Council
National AIDS Council
NACS National AIDS Council Secretariat
NADP National Agriculture Development Plan
NAIS National Agricultural Information System
NAN Non-Austronesian
NAP National Alliance Party
Napidakoe (Nasioi) Pi (Pirung) Da (Damara) Ko (Koromira/Konau (E (Eivo) NavituNa
NAQIA National Agriculture Quarantine and Inspection Authority
NAR Net admission ratio
NARI National Agricultural Research Institute
NASMP National Airport Strategic Management Plan
NASP National Aviation Security Programme
Navaids Navigation Aids
NBAC Noel Butlin Archives Centre
NBC National Broadcasting Corporation
NBHC New Broken Hill Consolidated Ltd
NBPOL New Britain Palm Oil Limited
NCC National Council of Chiefs
National Cultural Commission
NCD National Capital District
NCDC National Capital District Commission
NCDR New Case Detection Rate
NCS National Catering Services
NCW National Commission for Women
NDB Non Directional Beacon
NDC National Disaster Centre
NDoE National Department of Education
NDoH National Department of Health
NEB National Education Board
NEC National Executive Council
National Education Council
NEFC National Economic and Fiscal Commission
NEP National Education Plan
NER Net enrolment ratio
NES National Education Strategy
National education system
Nucleus Estate and Smallholder (model)
NESC National Energy Skills Programme
NETA National Education Trust Account
NFA National Fisheries Authority
NFB National Forestry Board
NFHSDP North Fly Health Services Development program
NFS National Forestry Service
NG New Guinea
NGC National Gas Company
NGIB New Guinea Infantry Battalion
NGO Non-Government Organisation
NGP New Generation Party
NHASP AusAID’s National HIV/AIDS Support Project
NI New Ireland
NICTA National Information and Communications Technology Authority
NIDA National Investment Development Authority
NIP Nations Interest Party
NIS nut-in-shell
NKW Nachrichten aus Kaiser Wilhelmsland
NLA National Library of Australia
NLAS National Literacy Awareness Secretariat, OLA
NLOJC National Law, Order and Justice Council
NLTB National Land Transport Board
NMA National Maritime Authority
NMB National Mapping Bureau
NMSA National Maritime Safety Authority
NNS National Nutrition Survey
NP National Party
NPC National Premiers Council
NPG Nationalist Pressure Group
NPK nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium fertiliser
NPLA New Panguna Landowners’ Association
NPO National Planning Office
NQSSF National Quality School Standards Framework
NRA National Roads Authority
NRCC National Rescue Coordination Centre
NRI National Research Institute
NRLLG Nimamar Rural Local Level Government
NRSC National Road Safety Council
NS North Solomons
NSA Non-State Actors
NSLCF National School Leadership Competency Framework
NSO National Statistical Office (of Papua New Guinea)
NSP National Strategic PlanNorth Solomons Province
NSPG North Solomons Provincial Government
NSRRT National Sex and Reproduction Research Team
NSRSD National Strategy for Responsible and Sustainable Development
NSW New South Wales
NTC National Training Council
NTCF National Teachers’ Competency Framework
NTDP National Transport Development Plan
NTI National Training Institute
NTN National Transmission Network
NTS National Transport Strategy
NWDP National Women’s Development Programme
NWS National Weather Service
NYMP National Youth Movement Program
NZ New Zealand
O3B Other three billion. A series of low earth orbiting satellites intended to provide faster download speeds than traditional, high orbit satellites
OBC Outcomes‐Based Curriculum
OBE Outcomes‐Based Education
OCCD Office of Climate Change and Development
ODA Official Development Assistance
ODI Overseas Development Institute
ODW Office for the Development of Women
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OGA Oil and Gas Act
OHCHR Office of the High Commission for Human Rights
OIC Officer In Change
OLA Office of Libraries and Archives
OLIPPC Organic Law on the Integrity of Political Parties and Candidates
OLNLLGE Organic Law on National and Local-Level Government Elections
OLPG Organic Law on Provincial Government
OLPGLLG Organic Law on Provincial Governments and Local-level Governments
OLPLLG Organic Law on Provincial and Local Level Government
OOSCI Out-Of-School Children Initiative
OP Operational Policy
OPEC Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
OPGA Oil Palm Growers’ Association
OPIC Oil Palm Industry Corporation
OPM Organisasi Papua Merdeka
OPRA Oil Palm Research Association
ORD Office of Rural Development
OSL Oil Search Limited
OTDF Ok Tedi Development Foundation
OTML Ok Tedi Mining Limited
OV PSP outreach volunteer
oz ounce
P&C Parents and Community/Citizens
PaBER Pacific Benchmarking for Education Results
PAC Provincial AIDS Committee
PacLII Pacific Legal Information Institute
PACWIP Pacific Women in Politics
PAD Project Appraisal Document
PANGTEL Papua New Guinea Telecommunications Authority
PANGU Papua and New Guinea Union
PAP People’s Action Party
PARI Papua New Guinea Accessibility Remote Index
PATA Policy and Advisory Technical Assistance (ADB)
PATCRA Papua New Guinea Australia Trade and Commercial Relations Agreement
PayD Payroll Division, NDoE
PB Papua Besena
PBMC Performance Based Maintenance Contract
PBR plant breeders rights
PC&SS Pacific Counselling and Social Services
PCD Planning and Coordination Division (of DOT)
PCR Physical Cultural Resources
PD Parliamentary Debates
PDGFA Papua New Guinea Forest Authority
PDL Petroleum Development Licence
PDM People’s Democratic Movement
PDS Provincial Data System
PDWA Porgera District Women’s Association
PEA provincial education advisor
PEB Provincial Education Board
PEC Provincial Executive Council
PEP Politically exposed person
PERR Public Expenditure Review and Rationalisation program
PERs Public Emergency Regulations
PG Provincial Government
PGK Papua New Guinean Kina
PGR plant genetic resources
Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy
PIAF Pacific Islands AIDS Foundation
PIC Pacific Island Country
PIE Project Implementing Entity
PIG Pangu Independent Group
PILNA Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment
PIM Pacific Islands Magazine
PIMI PNG Industry Malaria Initiative
PIP Public Investment Program
PIR Pacific Islands Regiment
PIRLS Progress in International Reading Literacy Study
PISA Program for International Student Assessment
PJV Porgera Joint Venture
PKP Paradise Kindom Party
PLA Panguna Landowners’ Association
PlC prior informed consent
PLHIV People Living with HIV
PLLSMA Provincial and Local Level Government Service Monitoring Authority
PLP Peoples Labour Party
PLTB Provincial Land Transport Board
PLWHA People Living with HIV/AIDS
PM Pass Mark
PMAMP Port Moresby Airport Master Plan
PMB Pacific Manuscripts Bureau
PMC Project Management Company
PMG Peace Monitoring Group
PMIA Port Moresby International Airport
PMU Programme Management Unit
PMV Public Motor Vehicle (Taxis and Buses)
PNC People’s National Congress
PNG Papua New Guinea
PNG LNG Papua New Guinea Liquefied Natural Gas
PNGASL Papua New Guinea Air Services Ltd
PNGBC Papua New Guinea Banking Corporation
PNGCC Papua New Guinea Council of Churches
Papua New Guinea Coconut Commodities
PNGCMP Papua New Guinea Chamber of Mining and Petroleum
PNGDF Papua New Guinea Defence Force
PNGEC Papua New Guinea Electoral Commission
PNGEI Papua New Guinea Education Institute
PNGFA Papua New Guinea Forest Authority
PNGFP Papua New Guinea First Party
PNGHRP Papua New Guinea Human Rights Party
PNGIMR Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research
PNGLA Papua New Guinea Logistics Association
PNGLR Papua New Guinea Law Reports
PNGNES Papua New Guinea National Emergency Services
PNGNLA Papua New Guinea National Logistics Association
PNGNP Papua New Guinea National Party
PNGP Papua New Guinea Party
PNGPCL Papua New Guinea Ports Corporation Ltd
PNGRIS Papua New Guinea Resource Information System
PNGSDP Papua New Guinea Sustainable Development Program
PNGSP Papua New Guinea Socialist Party
PNGYP Papua New Guinea Youths Party
POM Port Moresby
Project Operations Manual
PONP Papua New Guinea One Nation Party
POPA Palm Oil Producers’ Association
PP Parliamentary Papers
Peoples Party
PPD Policy and Planning Division, NDoE
PPDVP Pacific Prevention of Domestic Violence Programme
PPFL Petroleum Processing Facility Licence
PPL Petroleum Production Licence
Petroleum Prospecting Licence
PPP People’s Progress Party
Public Private Partnership
Purchasing Power Parity
PPTA Project Preparatory Technical Assistance (ADB)
PQEP Parents for Quality Education Program
PRA Participatory Rural Appraisal
PRAEC Petroleum Resources Area Economic Corridor
PRD Policy and Research Division (of DOT)
PRF Pension Reserve Fund
PRG Petroleum Resources Gobe Ltd
PRK Petroleum Resources Kutubu Ltd
PRL Petroleum Retention Licence
PRM Petroleum Resources Moran Ltd
PRMA Petroleum Revenue Management Act
ProD Procurement Division, NDoE
PSC Public Services Commission
PSIP Provincial Services Improvement Program
PSP People’s Solidarity Party
Poro Sapot Project (Save the Children)
PTC Post and Telegraph Corporation
PTR Pupil to Teacher Ratio
PYWLA Pacific Young Women’s Leadership Alliance
RAAF Royal Australian Air Force
RAMS Road Asset Management System (currently held in DOW)
RAN Royal Australian Navy
RAP Resettlement Action Plan
RBM Results-Based Management
RCDF Rural Constituency Development Fund
RCF Research and Conservation Foundation
RCM Regional Consultative Meeting
RED Research and Evaluation Division, NDoE
RFSS Rescue and Fire Fighting Service (airport)
RHS Rural Household Survey
RIC Rural Industries Council
RIDD Rural Infrastructure Development Division
RIGFA Review of Inter-Governmental Funding Arrangements
RMRP Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Project (World Bank)
RMS Resource Management System
RMTLTF Road Mine Tailings Lease Trust Fund
RMU Resource Mapping Unit
RNZAF Royal New Zealand Air Force
RPF Resettlement Policy Framework
RPNGC Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary
RR Retention Rate
RRA Rapid Rural Appraisal
RRRT Regional Rights and Resources Team
RSO Recognised Security Organisation
RTA Road Traffic Authority
RTP Regional Training Program
RTZ Rio Tinto Zinc
SABER Systems Approach for Better Education Results
SAMS Scottish Association of Marine Science
SAP Structural Adjustment Program
SAR Search and Rescue
Subproject Appraisal Report
SBC Standards-Based Curriculum
SBE Standards-Based Education
scf standard cubic feet (gas)
SD Standards Division, NDoE
SDA Seventh-Day Adventists
SDGs Sustainable Development Goals
SDP Social Democratic Party
SEIS Social and Economic Impact Statement
SEOC Senior Education Officers’ Conference
SERC Special Education Resource Centre
SESCHA Strategic Environmental, Social and Cultural Heritage Assessment
SFS school fee subsidy
SFTA school fee and trust account fee
SG Standards and Guidance Division, NDoE
SGCL Simberi Gold Company Limited
SGD Standards and Guidance Division
SGS Société Générale de Surveillance
SH Southern Highlands
SHD Sustainable Human Development
SHP Southern Highlands Province
SHPG Southern Highlands Provincial Government
SHRDP Southern Highlands Rural Development Project
SI Solomon Islands
SIA Security Industries Association/Authority
SIAs Social Impact Assessments
SIB Spice Industry Board
SIL Summer Institute of Linguistics
SIP Services Improvement Programme
SLIP School Learning Improvement Plan
SM Society of Mary (Marists)
SMAA Simberi Mining Area Association
SMART Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Transparent or ‘Time-bound’
SME Small and Medium Enterprise
SML Special Mining Lease
SMS German abbreviation for His Majesty’s ship
Safety Management System
SNAP Sorcery National Action Plan
SO Standards Officer
SOE State Owned Enterprise
SOI Southern Oscillation Index
SOU Sexual Offences Unit
SPC South Pacific Commision
Secretariat of the Pacific Community
SPF South Pacific Forum
SPREP Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
SRGBV School‐related gender‐based violence
SSG Special Support Grant
SSGM State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Project at the ANU
SSTC South Seas Tuna Corporation
STARS Responsible Sustainable Development Strategy
Stbo standard barrels of oil
stbopd standard barrels of oil per day
STD Sexually Transmitted Disease
STI Sexually Transmitted Infection
SW Sex Worker
SWAp Sector-Wide Approach
SWF Sovereign Wealth Fund
TA Technical Assistance
TAC Total Allowable Catch
TB Tuberculosis
Tbps Terabytes per second. A measure of transfer speed.
TCS Tax Credit Scheme
TED Teacher Education Division, NDoE
TEU Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit (shipping containers)
TFF Tuition Fee Free
THE Total Health Expenditure
THE Party Triumph Heritage Empowerment Party
TIA Tourism Industry Association
TIMG Transport Infrastructure Maintenance Grants
TIMMS Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study
TIMSS Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study
TIPS Transport Infrastructure Priorities Study
TKA Tuk Kuvul Association
TLPs Training and Localisation Plans
TNG Territory of New Guinea
TOR Terms of Reference
TP abbreviation used for Tok Pisin
TPA Tourism Promotion Authority
TPC Tactical Pilotage Chart
TPNGP Territory of Papua and New Guinea
Trust Papua New Guinea Party
TR Transition rate
TRIPs Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property
TRR traditional resource rights
TSC Teaching Service Commission
TSCMIC Transport Sector Coordination, Monitoring and Implementation Committee
TSDP Tourism Sector Development Project
TSSP Transport Sector Support Programme
TST Torres Strait Treaty
TSU Transport Security Unit (DoT)
TUC Trade Union Congress
TVET Technical and vocational education and training
TVETD Technical and Vocational Education and Training Divisions, NDoE
TWL tax waiver letter
UBE Universal Basic Education
UBSA Umbrella Benefit Sharing Agreement
UC United Church
UCOA Uniting Church Overseas Aid
UDHR Universal Declaration of Human Rights
UDI Unilateral Declaration of Independence
UDP United Democratic Party
UHA Unconventional Hydrocarbons Act
UK United Kingdom
UN United Nations
UN Women United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
UNCED United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
UNDP United Nations Development Program
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNFPA United Nations Population Fund
UNGA UN General Assembly
UNGASS United Nations General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS
UNHCR United Nations High Commission for Refugees
UNICEF United Nations Children’s Fund
UNIFEM United Nations Development Fund for Women
UNITECH Papua New Guinea University of Technology
UNREDD+ United Nations Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, Plus conservation, carbon stock enhancement and sustainable forest management
UNSW University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
UP United Party
UPNG University of Papua New Guinea
UPOV Union for Protection of New Varieties of Plants
URP United Resource Party
US United States
USA United States of America
USD United States Dollar
USDA United States Department of Agriculture
USOAP Universal Safety Oversight Audit Program (ICAO)
UXO Unexploded ordinances
VAM Violence Against Men
VAT value added tax
VAW Violence Against Women
VCCT Voluntary Confidential Counselling and Testing
VCT Voluntary Counselling and Testing
VD venereal disease (former term for STI)
VDS Village Development Scheme
VFR Visual Flight Rules
VHF Very High Frequency
VLD Voluntary Land Donation
VLDP Voluntary Land Donation Protocol
VOP Village Oil Palm
VOR VHF Omnidirectional Range (ground based air navaid)
VSAT Very small aperture terminal. A type of two-way satellite that transmits both narrow and broadband data to satellites in orbit. The data are then directed to other remote terminals or hubs around the planet
VSO Voluntary Service Overseas
WaSH Water sanitation and hygiene
WB World Bank
WEI Wau Ecology Institute
WGTRR Working Group on Traditional Resource Rights
WH Western Highlands
WHO World Health Organization
WID Women in Development
WINGS Wantok In Godly Services Party
WIPO World Intellectual Property Organisation
WISDM Women In Shared Decision-Making
WNB West New Britain
WPA Women’s Plan of Action
WPHC West Pacific High Commission
WTO World Trade Organisation
WWF World Wide Fund
WWI World War I
WWII World War II
YWAM Youth with a Mission
YWCA Young Women’s Christian Association
ZTVFC Zero Tolerance Violence Free Communities