The Department of Provincial & Local Government Affairs (DPLGA) is a National Department of the Government of Papua New Guinea and is a member of the Central Agency Coordinating Committee (CACC) which coordinates the implementation of National Government Polices.
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- Provide policy and legislative support to provincial governments and local-level governments in line with the Minister's statutory responsibilities
- Coordinate, monitor and report on the governance performance of Provincial Governments and Local-level Governments
- Help build the capacity of Provincial Governments and Local-level Governments
- Undertake special projects related to Provincial Governments and Local-level Governments as required by the National Government
- The Minister & Vice Minister for Inter-Government Relation (IGR),
- The National Executive Council (NEC),
- The National Agencies
- The Central Agencies Cordinatng Committee (CACC),
- Provincial Local Level Services Monitoring Authority (PLLSMA) Secretariate,
- The Provincial Governments & Provincial Administrations,
- Districts, LLGs, National Agencies,
- Development Partners and others.
- National Government ‐ develop policy guidelines for government to guide and assist implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of performances of government policies; be a leader to promote and encourage dialogue between governments key partners; represent government on behalf of Minister.
- Provincial Governments ‐ be a mother department to assist and promote their interests; provide support to encourage and enhance performance; monitor and evaluate performance and suggest improvements; provide policy advice and guidance.
- Districts ‐ Implement government policies and effect service delivery working with the Open Members, National Agencies, Provincial Administration and the Communities.
- LLGs ‐ provide support to encourage performance; provide policy advice and guidance; promote LLG plans and seek support from key partners.
- National Government Departments – contribute to improving service delivery by bringing the provincial perspective and needs into policy dialogue and implementation arrangements.
- Others ‐ create awareness on government policies; encourage and promote community participation.