PDM and its Associates have been assisting government, landowner, and resource development stakeholders in the mining and petroleum industries of PNG to develop partnerships for benefit stream management and sustainable development investment since 1998.
Our project experience includes the PNG Oil and Gas Projects (as variously operated by Chevron, Exxon Mobil, Oil Search and Inter Oil), and the Ok Tedi, Porgera, Kainantu Gold, Ramu Nickel, Lihir, Misima and Hidden Valley mining operations.
Through our project experience we have a sound understanding of:
In undertaking Socio-Economic Impact Assessments (SEIAs) we deploy three standard procedures, namely: (a) Benefit Stream Analysis; (b) Village and Household Surveys; and (c) Livelihood Analysis.
In addition to SEIA for the mining and petroleum sector, PDM Directors have also been engaged to undertake socio-economic impact assessments to evaluate development assistance projects and programs working in agriculture, rural livelihoods, food security, and natural resource management. These SEIAs have generally employed mixed method surveys; formal, quantitative surveys with and without control; and qualitative assessments. Directors have designed surveys, supervised implementation and analyzed the results.
Some examples of social and economic impact assessment and area development planning work undertaken by PDM are provided below:
Papua New Guinea (February 2012 Ongoing)
Morobe Mines Community and Regional Development Plan
Morobe Mines Joint Ventures (MMJV) engaged PDM to assist in the formulation of a medium-term strategic plan for the mobilization of partnership agreements with Hidden Valley and Wafi-Golpu land owners and the Morobe Provincial Government in support of the provisions of the Hidden Valley Memorandum of Agreement and Exploration Agreements. The plan focuses on the development of infrastructure and services targeting the core sectors of health, education, transport and communications, agriculture and commerce.
Design of strategy to assess the socio-economic impacts of the multi-donor Livelihood and Food Security Trust Fund
UNOPS engaged a PDM Director as Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist to support the Fund Board and Fund Management Office in the development of M&E approach including: logframe revision, selection of outcome indicators, tools for information collection, database for tracking progress and performance of over 30 implementing partners, baseline survey and impact evaluations for the USD $160m program and its major sub-programs in different agro-ecological zones across Myanmar. In particular, the PDM Director designed, oversaw, analysed and documented a stratified, random baseline survey of 4,000 households, including 800 households as a control, to assess the socio-economic impacts of LIFT funded interventions. Results were presented to donors, implementing partners, government ministers and senior officers in a workshop in Napydaw in December, 2012.
Papua New Guinea (April-May 2011)
PNG Oil and Gas Benefit Management and Sustainable Development
Oil Search engaged PDM to assist it prepare an analysis of:
Papua New Guinea (2005 ongoing)
Community Development Initiatives (CDI) Foundation Review
Oil Search Limited (OSL) engaged PDM to assist with a process of ongoing review of its operations. The Community Development Initiative (CDI) was established as a semi-autonomous entity by Chevron to provide community development and training services to the project area communities. OSL took over sponsorship of CDI in 2002. PDM conducted a field review of CDI programs and facilities in 2005. The review examined CDI’s engagement with landowners, government and civil society groups and made recommendations for improving programming and service delivery. PDM has continued to provide management and program advice to CDI.
Papua New Guinea (2002/2003)
Planning for Sustainable Development in the Mining Industry of PNG
The World Bank through the PNG Department of Mines engaged PDM to put together a team to develop a national policy on benefit stream management and planning for sustainable development in PNG’s mining provinces. PDM managed all aspects of the project, including identification and management of a team of 9 international and local consultants; coordination with the World Bank, the Department of Mining, provincial administrations in each mining province, landowner groups, mine contractors and other stakeholders; physical and financial reporting; and administration. The principal activities included: conduct of field work in PNG’s five main mining provinces; facilitation of stakeholder workshops; draft policy documentation; and preparation of a program of technical assistance to support policy implementation (focusing on institutional strengthening support for the Department of Mines).