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Sharon Bessell

Sharon Bessell is the Director of the Children's Policy Centre.

Tshoki Khandu

Tshoki Khandu is the Administrator of the Children's Policy Centre.

Stephen Howes

Stephen Howes is the Director of the International and Development Economics Program at the Crawford School of Public Policy, and is also the Director of the Development Policy Centre. He serves as a Board Member for the Pacific Insititue of Public Policy and is on the advisory Board of the Asian Development Bank Institute.

Prior to joining the Crawford School, Stephen was Chief Economist at the Australian Agency for International Development. He worked from 1994 to 2005 at the World Bank, first in Washington and then in Delhi, where he was Lead Economist for India. In 2008, he worked on the Garnaut Review on Climate Change, where he managed the Review's international work stream. He continues to work as an advisor and consultant for AusAID and the World Bank on issues relating to aid effectiveness and climate change policy.

Research interests/expertise

  • Aid policy
  • Public finance in developing countries
  • International climate change policy
  • India
  • Pacific and PNG

Contact Details:

Telephone: +61 2 6125 7553
Room: JGC 2.88

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