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The Thin Green Line: World Bank Leverage and Forest Policy Reform in Papua New Guinea

CollectionsANU Resources, Environment & Development Group (RE&D)
Title: The Thin Green Line: World Bank Leverage and Forest Policy Reform in Papua New Guinea
Author(s): Filer, Colin
Dubash, Navroz K
Kalit, Kilyali
Date published: Jun-2000
Publisher: Boroko, PNG: National Research Institute
Canberra, ACT: Resource Management in Asia-Pacific Project, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University
Series/Report no.: Monograph (National Resource Institute): 37
Description: 
This study was originally commissioned by the World Resources Institute as part of a comparative analysis of the use of adjustment loan conditions as an instrument of forest policy reform in four countries − Cameroon, Kenya, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. It is partly based on an exhaustive analysis of published and unpublished documents relating to the World Bank’s role in the reform of national forest policy, and partly based on a series of interviews conducted with some of the ‘key players’ in that process on a not-for-attribution basis. These interviews were conducted in Port Moresby and Washington by Colin Filer, Navroz Dubash and Kilyali Kalit from December 1998 to December 1999. An initial draft of this study was presented and discussed at a workshop convened by the World Resources Institute in Washington in April 1999, where additional feedback was obtained from those in attendance, including World Bank staff engaged in a review of the Bank’s policy and strategy in the forest sector. This has since been revised, updated and expanded by the principal author to take account of subsequent political events in Papua New Guinea, and also to reflect some of the findings of the comparative study which is being separately published by the World Resources Institute (Seymour and Dubash 2000).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/146733
ISBN: 9980 75 107 X

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