Dilemmas of Development
The Porgera gold mine in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea is technically one of the most sophisticated and successful mines of recent times. In its second year of operations (1992) it was the third largest gold producing mine in the world. Socially, though, the mine has brought a range of massive changes for the local Ipili community-both positive and negative. Dilemmas of Development is a record of a series of studies of the social and economic effects of the Porgerta mine, commissioned by the Porgera Joint Vemture (PJV).
Keywordsresources; papua new guinea; development; mining; Ipili language; Kiwai; Pakistan; Porgera Gold Mine
Publication date and placeCanberra, 2012
National liberation & independence, post-colonialism