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This website is aimed at providing you information regarding the Department of Prime Minister and National Executive Council (PMNEC).

In today’s advancing technology and online social media, the Department is striving to provide effective and timely information regarding its work and the functions it plays in service to the Government and people of Papua New Guinea.

This website brings to you our Mission and Objectives, the different branches and their functions, and also provide updates on national development news and projects.

Our Role

Our Role

We Provide strategic policy advise to the Prime Minister and National Executive Council. We Coordinate Policies and initiatives of the...

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The Department of Prime Minister & National Executive Council provides leadership and guidance in coordinating and overseeing the implementation of the Government Vision 2050 and other national strategic plans such as Development Strategic Plan (DSP) 2010 – 2030 and Medium Term Development Plan (MTDP) 2011 – 2015.

The Department provides policy and management advice to the Prime Minister as Head of Government.

We coordinate policy advice via the Central Agencies Coordinating Committee (CACC) to the Prime Minister & National Executive Council.

We coordinate whole of Government policy development, implementation, monitoring and reporting.

We lead the Public Sector in relation to performance and accountability, including performance management, monitoring and reporting and public sector reforms,

We provide support services to the Governor General, Prime Minister and NEC in the conduct of their official duties.

Provide coherent, high quality and timely advice and support the Prime Minister, the National Executive Council and the Chief Secretary to Government in:

  1. Ensuring that the development goals as set out in the Vision 2050 and other National Strategic Plans, such as  DSP 2010 – 2030 and MTDP 201-2015 are achieved. 

  2. Providing effective leadership and management of the domestic and foreign affairs of Papua New Guinea (PNG).

The Office of Chief Secretary

The Office of Chief Secretary was established in the PM & NEC Act of 2002 mainly to assist and advise the Prime Minister as head of Government and Chairman of the National Executive Council in governing the nation and ensuring that government policies are transformed into legislative and administrative actions necessary for the benefit of the nation as a whole.

In accordance with the executive nature of the office; its core functions is aligned with Corporate Objectives 1-6 as per the Department ‘s Corporate Plan 2015-2017 and is as follows:

Chief Secretary to Government as the Head of the Public Service and is the principal policy advisor to the Prime Minister

Provides effective and efficient leadership and management to the Public Service machinery.

Provide strategic policy advice, administrative and secretariat support to the Prime Minister and the National Executive Council;

Coordinate policies and initiatives (decisions) of the National Executive Council Ensure that decisions, directions and policies of NEC are coordinated through CACC to ensure implementation by the National Public Service and Public Bodies

Ensure that the National Public Service and Public Bodies perform effectively and are accountable to Parliament

Oversee implementation of Public Sector and Constitutional Reform in line with intentions of Vision 2050;

Execute other functions as determined by the National Executive Council Act, PMNEC Act, PFMA and PSMA.

All relevant information and facts are provided in a timely manner; – the Government’s policy directives and priorities are complied with;

NEC submissions provide accurate information necessary for sound decision-making;

NEC decisions are implemented and reports submitted; – The security interest of the State – Government departments effectively perform their functions as individual agencies as part of the corporate public sector;

And all government departments and agencies operate in a coordinated, efficient and effective manner consistent with the priorities and objectives of the Government and in accordance with the Constitution and Laws of Papua New Guinea.

Key result areas

The Office has its 7 Key Result Areas (KRAs), 8 Strategies and 39 Activities closely aligned to that of other branches within the Department in ensuring compliance, effectiveness and efficiency of timely advice, reports and submissions are submitted on time and as required to advice the Prime Minister and the National Executive Council.

The Office also complies with other directives from the Prime Minister in ensuring compliance, stability, performance and monitoring of the Public Service Machinery.

It provides a Whole of Government (WOG) approach and deals with all of Public Service matters when required.

There is constant liaising and consultations within the Department, National Departments and Agencies, Statutory Bodies, Donors as well as relevant stakeholders to implement the policies and aspirations of the Government.




Department Role

We coordinate policy advice via the CACC to the Prime Minister & NEC.We coordinate Whole of Government policy development, implementation, monitoring and reporting.We lead the Public Sector in relation to performance and accountability, including performance management, monitoring and reporting and Public Sector reforms.We provide support services to the Governor General, Prime Minister and NEC in the conduct of their official duties.