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Alexander (Sandy) McLachlan is the incoming Pacific Progams Director, and outgoing Pacific Research Associate at Oaktree. He is passionate about social justice, development, climate change, and youth participation. He is currently in his second year of the BA at the University of Melbourne where he is majoring in Politics and Philosophy. Obsessed with fermentation, books, and running.

The Youth Bulge in Papua New Guinea – Challenges and Opportunities General 

The Youth Bulge in Papua New Guinea – Challenges and Opportunities

The biggest development challenge facing Papua New Guinea over the next 10-20 years is the demographic youth bulge. 54% of the population of 8 million people are under the age of 25, and that proportion is increasing. Policymakers and program managers lack understanding – of the significance of the youth bulge for the future of PNG, and the appropriate policy...