World Bank Funds Papua New Guinea’s Pro-youth Initiatives

    The World Bank has agreed to finance two projects that will benefit the youth in Papua New Guinea. A USD17 million International Development Association credit will support a project that aims to offer training and temporary job opportunities to urban youth as a way to improve their long-term employment prospects. Another USD5 million will be used to improve programs provided by the College for Flexible and Distance Education, including enhancing the quality of the secondary diploma and certificate equivalency curriculum provided through distance learning.

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