Diploma in Economy Policy Analysis Course


Date: 05 September 2022 to 28 October 2022

Time: Monday – Friday 8.00am to 12.00noon OR 1.00pm to 5.00pm

 Venue: The National Research Institute, NRI Campus, Waigani Drive, Port Moresby

About EPAC

The PNG NRI Diploma Certificate in Economic Policy Analysis has been conducted annually since 1989 as an intensive full-time course designed for individuals interested in improving their understanding of key government economic and other public policies that impact sustainable economic growth and development of Papua New Guinea (PNG).

The Economic Policy Analysis Course (EPAC) program is structured on the following topics:

• Papua New Guinean economy;

• Macro and microeconomic policies;

• Budgetary and Monetary policies;

• Infrastructure development issues;

• Land and resource development issues;

• Foreign trade, direct investment and aid policies;

• Contemporary (topical) policy–oriented issues;

• Statistical and research methods;

• Selected public policies; and

• Policy paper (or report) writing;

The EPAC program training team comprises PNG NRI Senior Research Fellows supplemented by experienced university academics and private sector professionals and guest speakers.

Who should attend?

• Policy advisers, consultants and researchers;

 • Bureaucrats, administrators, managers, directors; and,

• Young professionals and graduates aspiring to proceed for further studies.

Minimum Qualification

• Professionals, with a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field. Professionals with Diploma qualifications and extensive work

experience in a public policy related environment may also be considered.

Program Cost

• The tuition fee is K8,000.00, payable in full by bank cheque or direct cash transfer only to the PNG National Research Institute, prior to enrolment on 06 September 2021. The Institute has limited accommodation on campus at additional cost for out-of- Port Moresby candidates. Contact the Institute for details.

How to Apply

• Applicants are required to submit a short letter expressing their interest in the course; a Curriculum Vitae, which include contact details of two reliable referees; and copies of academic qualifications and transcripts, which MUST be Certified by a Commissioner of Oaths.

• Please include K50.00 non-refundable application processing fee payable by bank cheque or direct cash transfer only to the PNG National Research Institute’s bank account – Bank South Pacific, Boroko, National Research Institute, Account

Number 1000490598 (EFTPOS facility is available at our office for your convenience).

Submission Method:

Email: epac@pngnri.org (note that email communications are most preferred; use PDF file format for all document attachments),


Postal Mail: EPAC Coordinator, National Research Institute, P.O. Box 5854, BOROKO. NCD. 111, or

Hand delivery: PNG NRI Office at Waigani (opposite Nature Park), NCD.

Closing Date:

Applications must be submitted no later than Thursday, 30 June 2022. 

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