• A truck is loaded with coal in an open cast mine being overseen by an Australian construction company. Photo: Chris Stowers © Panos

    G20 coal subsidies

    As leaders gather for the G20 summit in Japan, major new research reveals that – ten years on from pledging to phase out harmful fossil fuel subsidies – they continue to give huge handouts to the coal industry. 

  • Complex risks. Photo: Steven Dickie/

    Risk-informed development

    In the face of complex threats to human progress, development must be done differently. New research highlights the need for a risk-informed approach.

  • MOL Bravo transits from the Suez Canal, Egypt to Florida, US. Photo: JAXPORT/Flickr CC-BY-NC-ND

    Exit from aid

    Companion papers analysing the impact on countries transitioning from low- to middle-income status, and the approaches of development partners transitioning out of bilateral aid programmes.

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G20 coal subsidies: Australia

Research reports and studies | June 2019 | Alex Doukas and Leo Roberts
This country study tracks Australia's progress in phasing out subsidies to the production and consumption of coal in 2016 and 2017.

Grand Bargain annual independent report 2019

Research reports and studies | June 2019 | Victoria Metcalfe-Hough, Wendy Fenton and Lydia Poole
This report analyses progress made and obstacles met by signatories to the Grand Bargain in 2018, and recommends actions to stay on track.

What drives policy change in Nepal? A comparative analysis

Research reports and studies | June 2019 | Tiina Pasanen, Barbara Befani, Nirjan Rai, Saumitra Neupane, Harry Jones and Danielle Stein
Using qualitative comparative analysis, this study investigates factors driving policy change in Nepal from 18 policy reform case studies.