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The struggle of bringing research into climate change policy

I read a vey interesting article in the Guardian Weekly about the struggle of science research in the United States following the election of Donald Trump as president (The climate change battle dividing trump’s America). Funding for climate change research is being cut. A climate change sceptic has… Read More

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Ten years have passed since the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change: how are we doing?

Listening to a lecture of Nicholas Stern feels like being on the USS Enterprise travelling at warp speed, such is the scale of the consequences linked to climate change and global warming he describes. This is how I felt when listening to his LSE public… Read More

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Community knowledge + mobile phones = evidence for policy response

This morning I jumped on the TransJakarta bus N 1 and travelled to Central Jakarta to the modern and cozy office of PulseLab. JonneCatshoek of Elva.org was presenting about digital citizen engagement strategies for making programmes more effective and accountable. Jonne has been working for the… Read More

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Politics 1 – Evidence 0. The Italian political crisis in spite of all the (mainly negative) evidence

Here is what the evidence says about Italy. The Annual Report 2013 published by the Istituto Nazionale di Statistica (Italian National Institute of Statistics) presents the evidence from 2012: Italy has the highest level in Europe of young people who are neither in education nor… Read More

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The limits of evidence, blog just published by The Broker

The Broker online just published a blog I have written to reflect, from the point of view of the influence that evidence can have on policy decisions, on the the debate in the British parliament about the involvement of British troops in airstrikes against Syria. Here is the… Read More

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Just published – Political economy in practice: thoughts on managing and conducting a political economy study on disaster-risk management in Indonesia

In this opinion piece published by Research to Action I describe the process of conducting a political economy study commissioned by the Australia-Indonesia Facility for Disaster Reduction (AIFDR) and conducted in October – November 2012. My aim is to describe how the research process unfolded and why. The audience… Read More