Coalitions for change in Papua New Guinea

  • Status:
  • Ongoing
  • Programme:
  • Building Community Engagement in Papua New Guinea (BCEP)
  • Funder:
  • The Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
  • Years:
  • 2022 – ongoing
  • Key Policy Areas:
  • Economic EmpowermentGovernanceSorcery Accusation Related Violence
  • Type of Support:
  • Adaptive ProgrammingCapacity BuildingPolicy Influencing SupportPolitical Economy AnalysisResearch DesignStrategy Development

The Building Community Engagement in Papua New Guinea (BCEP) programme supports civil society organisations, churches, the media and local community groups to engage effectively with national and sub-national government. 


Kivu is a fully integrated part of BCEP. In addition to providing strategic advice across the programme, Kivu directly supports its Coalitions for Change component. The work has proactive and reactive elements and employs a gender-responsive approach. We collaborate closely with local partners – including a think tank, a research institute, a business association, a faith-based network and an anti-corruption organisation – to enhance policymaking in PNG.

Key Impacts:
  • Support for local partners to build coalitions which influence public and private policy on job creation; secure electoral reform and strengthen governance; and influence state and church policy on sorcery accusation related violence
  • Strategic advice to help BCEP maximise its impact
  • Politically informed issue selection, combining ‘going with the grain’ and ‘agenda setting’ approaches