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Key legislation


Organic Law on Provincial Governments and Local-level Governments - Consolidated, 2014.

Organic Law on Provincial Governments and Local-level Governments (District Development Authority) (Amendment), 2014.

District Development Authority Act 2014.

District Development Authority (Amendment) Act 2015.

District Development Authority (Amendment) Act 2016.

Public Money Management Regularisation Act 2017.

Public Finance (Management) (Amendment) Act 2018

District Development Authority (Amendment) Act 2021.


Legislative guides


DSIP, PSIP, LLGSIP Administrative Guidelines 2013.

District Development Authority Act 2014 - Explanatory Memorandum.

PSIP, DSIP, LLGSIP, WSIP Administrative Guidelines 2019.

PSIP, DSIP, LLGSIP, WSIP Financial Instruction 2019.


Auditor General reports


District Service Improvement Program, 2014.

Performance Audit Report on Payments and Acquittals of Service Improvement Programs 2013-16.

Gazelle District Service Improvement Program Performance Audit 2007-16.


Other resources


Medium Term Development Plan IV 2023-2027.

District Development Authority Technical Working Team Report 2015.


Scholarly articles


Reigning in MP slush funds - The Interpreter / Lowy Institute - 20 Feb 2023

Doubling of PNG MP funds a bad move - DevPolicy Blog / ANU - 7 Feb 2023

Is District Development Authority an effective way to improve service delivery? - NRI Discussion Paper - Nov. 2018

District Development Authorities in PNG: 2017 and beyond - University of Papua New Guinea - 2017


How to guides


How to score your DDA - ACT NOW!

How to comment on your DDA - ACT NOW!