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CHAPTER 27: Database Evaluation of the Kokoda Trekking Industry: 2003-2019

Official data, based on the number of Trek Permits issued by the Kokoda Track (Special Purpose) Authority (KTA), reveals that villagers across the Kokoda Trail have suffered a cumulative decline of K49.7 million in lost income opportunities since the DFAT-Kokoda Initiative assumed responsibility for its management in 2009.

A Kokoda Livelihoods Study by Pacific Islands Projects revealed the DFAT-Kokoda Initiative allocates just 1% of their budget to ‘income generating projects’ for villagers across the Trail.

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