T he District Development Authority Act of 2014 established District Development Authorities (DDAs) as the mechanism for disbursing development funds in districts and local-level governments (LLGs), replacing the Joint District Planning and Budget Priorities Committees. DDAs retain the planning functions of the earlier committees but are also responsible for service delivery. They were rolled out in most districts across Papua New Guinea in 2015. T his devolution in revenues and expenditures to the district level raises two important issues that have not been researched in detail. First, the existing DDAs differ in their administrative arrangements and capacities. What are these arrangements and how well are they working? Second, a considerable burden is now placed on staff at the district and local levels to deliver the services for which the DDAs are responsible. Therefore, one of the main challenges facing provincial and district administrators is to build the human resource capacity needed at these levels.
|Commissioning body||PNG National Research Institute|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|