Papua New Guinea

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#63

Summary

Papua New Guinea has long struggled with inter-tribal attacks and with spikes in violence during elections, such as those taking place in 2017. But the rise in the threat level also reflects the approach of the referendum scheduled for 2019 on the status of Bougainville, scene of a long secession conflict in the 1990s.

Peoples Under Threat Data

2017 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflicts4
Major armed conflictNo data
Prior genocide / politicideNo data
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.0001
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance6.5
Rise of factionalized elites7.1
Voice and Accountability0.063
Political Stability-0.597
Rule of Law-0.893
OECD country risk classification6
TOTAL9.444

The overall measure for each country is based on a basket of 10 indicators. The number in each row is drawn from the source for that particular indicator. The sources of data and calculations used are detailed on the Notes to Table page. 

Background

Papua New Guinea has long struggled with inter-tribal attacks and with spikes in violence during elections, such as those taking place in 2017. But the rise in the threat level also reflects the approach of the referendum scheduled for 2019 on the status of Bougainville, scene of a long secession conflict in the 1990s.