Recently foreign aid for PNG in the form of a national power network is planned by several nations working as a group which is a big challenge. Imagine the cooperation called for and work in conjunction with locals as essential. Solar should be suggested as top priority with appropriate technology thereby ahead of the donor nations. As well, aid needs to be on the ground ahead of China and its developments there.
That we have a struggling country right next door is not on the radar of most of us apart from our long term aid budget which was liable to cuts until the Chinese ramped up their presence. See the dreadfully slow improvements in public health.