Research & Data Analysis Officer
Mr. Swartz Buf is the Research & Data Analysis Officer with the PNGEITI National Secretariat. He joined the Secretariat in July 2019. He is responsible for undertaking research into resources benefits distribution (State equity and benefits to landowners, provincial and local level governments) and provide policy analysis and technical support to the National Secretariat and the Multi-Stakeholder Group. He is also responsible for providing analysis on information contained in the published PNGEITI Reports including financial data on various revenue streams, production volumes and export values of extractive commodities.
Prior to joining the Secretariat, Mr. Buf served the Department of Treasury as an Economist under the Macroeconomic Policy Division. While with the Department of Treasury, Mr. Buf attended number of trainings offered by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) both in-country and overseas, focusing on areas of fiscal policy and public finance management (PFM).
Mr. Buf holds a Bachelor of Economics Degree (BEC) from the University of Papua New Guinea.