Strongim Gavman Program
The Strongim Gavman Program (SGP) is a whole-of-government engagement program involving Australian Government agencies who provide capacity development assistance and advice to counterpart Government of Papua New Guinea (Government of PNG) agencies. Senior officials from the Australian public sector are placed in Government of PNG agencies for two to three years to provide specific public service policy and strategic advice and capacity development, including administrative, leadership and management support. SGP officials can range from the Executive Level to Senior Executive Service officers. These officials work within broader aid program objectives to assist their counterpart agencies to achieve their mandated contributions to economic, trade and sector outcomes. The total value of this initiative is $193.3 million over 7 years, starting 2009-10.