Tetra Tech is supporting high performing organizations to expand the reach, coverage, and quality of their contribution to economic and community development in Papua New Guinea (PNG). 

Incentive Fund is an Australian aid initiative managed by Tetra Tech on behalf of the Australian Government since its Phase I inception in 2000. The Incentive Fund partners with high performing organizations with track records of effective service delivery and economic development in PNG, enabling them to access support to deliver projects with a strong community benefit and development impact. Incentive Fund has become a widely recognized and valued component of Australia’s aid program in PNG.

… I have watched and supported the Incentive Fund contribute to real change and positive outcomes for the people of Papua New Guinea.

Susil Nelson-Kongoi, chairperson, Incentive Fund board

… these rice mills will support PNG to increase domestic rice produce and provide commercial market access for rice crops in Morobe province.

Paul Murphy, Australian consul-general in Papua New Guinea

In line with the development priorities of both governments, the current phase, Incentive Fund Phase 4 (IF4), provides support for projects that empower women and girls—80 percent of IF4 grants—and facilitate infrastructural and private sector development—50 percent and 20 percent of grants respectively.

Grants ranging from Papua New Guinea Kina (PGK) 1 million to PGK 10 million in value are awarded on a competitive basis to a wide range of organizations operating in any development sector, including health, education, economic development, law and justice, governance, transport, and agricultural and rural development.

In its initial three phases, the Incentive Fund awarded funding to 60 projects in 17 of 22 provinces across PNG, enabling local organizations to deliver some of the country’s most high-profile development projects.

Phase 4 projects include pilot projects to develop the domestic rice industry and the construction, furnishing, and redevelopment of health and education facilities and infrastructure. These projects enable improved services and quality of life for many Papua New Guineans, especially women and girls.