Papua New Guinea Youth Skills Training Program Independent Completion Review and management response
Summary of publication
The independent completion review focuses on Australia’s investment (total value AUD $17.5 million from 2015-2019) to three partners delivering Youth-Skills training to address the challenges of an urbanising, relatively less educated and fast growing youth population.
The evaluation findings validate that all programs ‘offered a meaningful opportunity to enter an economic and social pathway, building confidence and aspirations, however, with limited progress in employment placements given the economic constraints related to job creation in PNG.’
Australia’s future investments in youth will be informed by the review and aligned with the Papua New Guinea Government priorities for investment in technical and vocational education opportunities.