This report is the product of extensive collaboration and information sharing between many government agencies, and Papua New Guinea organizations. The core team of the Department of National Planning and Monitoring, Department of Health, Water PNG, and Eda Ranu has been key partners together with WaterAid and the Water and Sanitation Program in analyzing the sector. The authors acknowledge the valuable contributions made by the European Union’s Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Program, World Bank Country Management Unit, Asian Development Bank, Department of Implementation and Rural Development, Offi ce of Urbanisation, National Statistical Offi ce, Treasury, Independent Public Business Corporation, Japan International Cooperation Agency, World Vision, and PNG Sustainable Development Program.
The Task Team Leader for the Service Delivery Assessment in East Asia and the Pacifi c is Susanna Smets. The following World Bank staff and consultants have provided valuable contributions to the service delivery assessment process and report: Isabel Blackett, Penny Dutton, U-Primo Rodriguez, Trevor Nott, and Almud Weitz; as well as the following WaterAid staff: Rick Steele and James Wicken. Charles Feinstein, Sector Manager, Energy and Water, East Asia and Pacifi c Region, World Bank, and Laura Bailey, Country Manager, Papua New Guinea, World Bank, peer reviewed this report.