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Doing well by doing good: the multilateral banks respond to climate change

In Addis Ababa in 2015 the donor community reiterated the pledge from Copenhagen to provide $100bn per annum to the developing world to help them mitigate and adapt to the consequences of climate change. The multilateral development banks (MDBs) were seen as an important channel to support both...

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Evidence-based policy making in the tropics

These days, one often hears that policies should be based on evidence. It’s a proposition that is hard to argue with, but also one that is easier said than done. That’s true even for a country like Australia, rich in capacity and resources, but what about for a poor country such as Papua New Guinea...