Traditional landowners and tribal communities receive the majority of income from the project. The project helps create sustainable incomes in an economically poor country - Papua New Guinea is ranked 155th out of 189 in the Planetary Pressures Adjusted Human Development Index. This income will help fight poverty in the region and will incentivise locals away from the short-term profits available from deforestation. Over 47,000 individuals in the region will receive income benefit from the project.
The project contains multiple local initiatives spanning nearly every single Sustainable Development Goal, giving a high score in a key part of our analysis process. These include supporting women’s healthcare with mammary screens as well as education and business support programmes.