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Papua New Guinea

Location

  • Geographical region: Oceania
  • SDG region: Oceania (excluding Australia and New Zealand)

Area

  • Total area : 452,860 km2
  • Land used by sector : 3 % agriculture, 74 % forest and 23 % other

Population

  • Total : 9 million people
  • Population density : 19 people per km2
  • Geographical distribution : 13 % lives in urban areas and 87 % lives in rural areas

Economy

  • GDP : 33 billion USD per year
  • GDP per capita : 3,821 USD per year
  • Value added by sector : 18 % from agriculture, -- % from services and 35 % from industry

Data provider : World Bank

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SDG 6 snapshot in Papua New Guinea

  • Drinking water

    --- % of the population in Papua New Guinea use a safely managed drinking water service (SDG indicator 6.1.1, 2017)
  • Sanitation

    --- % of the population in Papua New Guinea use a safely managed sanitation service (SDG indicator 6.2.1a, 2017)
  • Hygiene

    --- % of the population in Papua New Guinea have access to a basic handwashing facility (SDG indicator 6.2.1b, 2017)
  • Wastewater

    --- % of the household wastewater in Papua New Guinea are safely treated (SDG indicator 6.3.1, 2015)
  • Water quality

    --- % of water bodies covered by reporting in Papua New Guinea have a good ambient water quality (SDG indicator 6.3.2, 2017)
  • Efficiency

    28 $/m<sup>3</sup> is the value added from the use of water by people and the economy in Papua New Guinea (SDG indicator 6.4.1 on water-use efficiency, 2005)
  • Water stress

    1 % of the renewable water resources in Papua New Guinea are being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2 on level of water stress, 2015)
  • Water management

    25 % is the degree of implementation of integrated water resources management (IWRM) in Papua New Guinea (SDG indicator 6.5.1, 2017)
  • Transboundary

    --- % of transboundary basin area in Papua New Guinea have an operational agreement for water cooperation (SDG indicator 6.5.2, 2017)
  • Ecosystems

    3.3 % is the change in spatial extent of water-related ecosystems in Papua New Guinea in 2016 (compared to the baseline year period of 2001–2005), based on earth observation data (SDG indicator 6.6.1)
  • Cooperation

    28 m$ is the amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance disbursed to Papua New Guinea in 2017 (SDG indicator 6.a.1)
  • Participation

    + Stakeholder participation is measured through multiple indicators which are not aggregated into one overall value (SDG indicator 6.b.1)

Drinking water

6.1.1 Proportion of population using drinking water services in Papua New Guinea, progress over time

6.1.1 Proportion of population using drinking water services in Papua New Guinea, by service level and by location (2017)

Sanitation and hygiene

6.2.1a Proportion of population using sanitation services in Papua New Guinea, progress over time

6.2.1a Proportion of population using sanitation services in Papua New Guinea, by service level and by location (2017)

6.2.1b Proportion of population with handwashing facilities with soap and water at home in Papua New Guinea, by service level and by location (2017)

Water quality and wastewater

6.3.1 Proportion of household wastewater treated in Papua New Guinea (2015), compared to other countries in the region

6.3.1 Proportion of wastewater treated in Papua New Guinea, by stream (2015)

6.3.2 Proportion of water bodies with good water quality in Papua New Guinea (2017), compared to other countries in the region

Water use and scarcity

Water resources and withdrawal in Papua New Guinea, per capita and by source

Long-term average annual precipitation in depth: 3,142 (mm/year) (2017)

Renewable water resources: 97,079 m3 per capita (2017)

Water withdrawal: 59 m3 per capita (2005)

Environmental flow requirements: 63 % of the renewable water resources (2017)

6.4.2 Level of water stress in Papua New Guinea, change over time, compared to countries in the same region

Water withdrawal by sector in Papua New Guinea, as a percentage of total water withdrawal (2005)

6.4.1 Water use efficiency (USD/m3) in Papua New Guinea, progress over time, compared to other countries in the region

Water resources management

6.5.1 Degree of integrated water resources management implementation (0-100) in Papua New Guinea, score by dimension (2017)

6.5.2 Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation (%) in Papua New Guinea, by component (2017)

The “overall” SDG 6.5.2 indicator value represents the values for river and lake basins and transboundary aquifers combined. The SDG 6.5.2 indicator value can also be disaggregated into values for transboundary river and lake basins, and transboundary aquifers.

International cooperation and capacity-building

6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance disbursements (million 2017 USD) to Papua New Guinea, over time

Water and sanitation-related official development assistance includes assistance for drinking-water supply, sanitation, wastewater treatment, water resources conservation, development and management, agricultural water resources, flood protection, and hydroelectric power.

6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance disbursements (million 2017 USD) to Papua New Guinea, by sub-sector, in (2018)

Annual expenditure for drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in Papua New Guinea (million 2014 USD), by source (2013)

Stakeholder participation

6.b.1 Existence of procedures defined in law or policy for participation of local communities in water and sanitation planning in Papua New Guinea (2017)