Territory in the island of New Guinea in the Pacific Ocean, ruled since 1975 by the Independent State of Papua New Guinea


Papua New Guinea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Papua New Guinea (PNG; Tok Pisin: Papua Niugini), officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is a country in Oceania, occupying the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and numerous offshore islands (the western portion of the island is a part of the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua). It is located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, in a region defined since the early 19th century as Melanesia. The capital is Port Moresby. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 6.92, Rank: 74, Personal Freedom: 7.14, Economic Freedom: 6.70, Democracy Index: 5.63
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 6.70, Rank: 100
Papua New Guinea | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 59, Political Rights: 4, Civil Liberties: 3
"In 2015, corruption allegations levied against Prime Minister Peter O'Neill continued to roil politics in Papua New Guinea. In 2014, an anticorruption body known as Taskforce Sweep brought allegations of wrongdoing against O'Neill, involving $28 million in government fees paid to a private law firm. An arrest warrant for O'Neill was issued that year, but police commissioner Geoffrey Vaki refused to execute it. Throughout 2015, O'Neill continued to fight a referral to a leadership tribunal to answer charges of wrongdoing."