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As a development partner, the Oil Search Foundation delivers targeted programmes that are dedicated to improving the lives of Papua New Guineans. We know that to obtain good development outcomes we need to operate within the existing government systems.
Papua New Guineans know what is best for PNG. Health, education and gender equality have been defined by the PNG Government as key development priorities – and we work to contribute to these areas.
By working in close partnership with a range of stakeholders at the local and national level, we help address the country’s significant challenges. We reduce the burden of disease, the serious challenge of family and sexual violence and strengthen educational systems.
We understand the challenges of working in remote areas. We know the communities. We listen to their needs and expectations. We place strong local ownership at the core of our programmes to ensure we deliver sustainable benefits for the communities with whom we work.
Partnerships are at the core of what we do. We form long-lasting relationships with communities, government and other organisations to improve the quality of and access to services. Our teams focus on identifying gaps and working together with relevant partners to find affordable and sustainable solutions.

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Caring for Communities. PNG Proud.
The Oil Search Foundation is a development partner in Papua New Guinea delivering signature programs and grant management solutions to support the national development agenda in the areas of health, leadership and education, and women’s protection and empowerment. Established and supported by Oil Search, the Foundation has a comparative advantage working in the Papua New Guinea Highlands and Gulf region.

Our Purpose


Every adult and child in Papua New Guinea has access to functioning and effective health and education services.


To contribute to nationwide development goals by working in partnership with government and stakeholders to improve development outcomes and achieve system stability and functionality.


We are a caring organisation that operates with high integrity and respect. We are passionate about development and strive to deliver excellence through innovation and partnership with a diverse and highly responsible workforce.