Abstracts, presentations and papers

Opening address
The Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Keynote address: Now for the hard part - strategies for enhancing state capability for implementation
Michael Woolcock, Lead Social Development Specialist, World Bank and Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard University
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Panel 1a - The role and relevance of the Asian Development Bank in the 21st century
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Presentation by Annmaree O’Keeffe, Jonathan Pryke and Hannah Wurf, Lowy Institute for International Policy
Panel discussion with Emma Xiaoqin Fan (ADB), Mike Callaghan AM (Lowy Institute), and Peter McCawley (ANU)


Panel 1b - Language matters in aid effectiveness
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Language matters in accurate measurement of the Sustainable Development Goals
Stephen Haslett, ANU
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Building gender equity through linguistically and culturally relevant capacity building programs
Jo Caffery, University of Canberra

Bilingual language resources to increase agricultural learning in Papua New Guinea
Kym Simoncini, University of Canberra
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Language as a children’s right in quality education: evidence from Vanuatu, Kiribati and Solomon Islands
Hilary Smith, ANU and ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language
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Panel 1c - Engaging and empowering women
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How do positive changes in gender relations happen?
Juliet Hunt, Independent Consultant on Gender and Development, Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation, Research and Gender Training
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Does a gender sensitive-Disaster Risk Reduction make a difference when a Category 5 cyclone hits? A comparative impact study in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu
Julie Webb, Independent Consultant; Charlie Damon and Megan Chisholm, CARE International in Vanuatu
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Where are the women leaders? Identifying and combatting barriers to women’s humanitarian leadership
Kate Sutton and Ayla Black, Humanitarian Advisory Group
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The political economy and politics of aid: gender equality in the Pacific
Tracey Newbury, DFAT

Panel 1d - Negotiating statebuilding
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Statebuilding in fragile and conflict-affected states: supporting inclusive political settlements
Sue Ingram, ANU
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“The hand that gave us flour now gives us bombs”: the limited effectiveness of US aid in Israel-Palestine’s “new legal space”
Hannah Early, Westmont College
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Rule of law assistance and its interfaces in Myanmar: actors, trends and technologies
Kristina Simion, ANU
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Panel 1e - Aid’s changing landscape
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The rise of the south and the transformation of development cooperation in the 21st century
Anthea Mulakala, The Asia Foundation, and Swarnim Wagle, National Planning Commission, Government of Nepal
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Nurturing the neighbour: Indonesian ‘development’ cooperation to Myanmar
Miranda Tahalele, ANU
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Panel 1f - Looking north: Australia and its neighbours
Unfortunately the recording for this session was not of sufficient quality to hear speakers clearly

Non-citizen advisers in Papua New Guinea
Carmen Voigt-Graf, ANU
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Anatomy of a curriculum review project that never got started
Michele Rumsey, Lin Lock, Di Brown, Amanda Neill, and Jodi Thiessen, WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Development, University of Technology Sydney

Understanding borderlanders: complexity of government service delivery in the PNG-Australia border region
Mark Moran, Nathalie Gentle, Laura Simpson Reeves, Kevin Murphy, and Geoff Miller, University of Queensland

Plenary session: Asian approaches to engaging the private sector in development cooperation
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Guo Peiyuan, General Manager, SynTao
Jeon Hyunjin, Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility Team, LG Electronics
Prabodh Saxena, Principal Secretary, Government of Himachal Pradesh
Simon Cramp, Director of Private Sector Development, DFAT


Panel 2a - Country ownership and transitions
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The aid policy network in Pakistan: an actor-network analysis
Faheem J Khan, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics
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Foreign aid and middle income trap: lessons from South Korea and Japan as former aid recipients
Dennis Trinidad, De La Salle University
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Country ownership matters… for countries! Understanding policymaking on “country ownership” of aid and development in the Pacific
Suzanne O’Neill, ANU

Panel 2b - Translating international development and indigenous affairs
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Michael Woolcock, World Bank and Harvard University
Geoff Richardson, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (Indigenous Affairs)
Grant Paulson, World Vision Australia
Annie Kennedy, Tjuwanpa Outstation Resource Centre Aboriginal Corporation


Panel 2c - Bringing ‘thinking and working politically’ and gender together I
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Power, politics and coalitions in the Pacific: lessons from collective action on gender and power
Tait Brimacombe and Chris Roche, La Trobe University
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Thinking and working politically in the global garment industry
Alice Evans, University of Cambridge
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Politics, gender and social media in Fiji
Romitesh Kant, University of the South Pacific
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Panel 2d - Philanthropy and NGOs
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International philanthropy’s contribution to the SDGs
Rod Reeve, Ninti One Limited and the Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation
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Aid online: an analysis of how Australian aid NGOs use the internet
Sachini Muller and Terence Wood, ANU
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Philanthropy as a development actor: influence and implications
Jeremy Stringer, DFAT
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Panel 2e - Making migration work for development
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What can migration indices tell us about migration and development in Australia?
Henry Sherrell, ANU
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Safe migration: an emerging development modality?
Sverre Molland, ANU

Korea’s Employment Permit System and its impact: a case study of Nepali migrant workers
Eun Mie Lim, Ewha Womans University
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Panel 2f - Aid effectiveness: measurement and management
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Transparency in development cooperation: much done, much left to do
Rupert Simons, Publish What You Fund

Partnering agreements: effective relationship management as risk management in complex international partnerships
Nicola Nixon, DFAT, and Julie Mundy, Effective Collective

What are we measuring when we talk about aid effectiveness? A new typology of aid
Jo Hall, ANU
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Aid Effectiveness Confessions – what’s wrong with aid performance management systems and a way forward
Neal Forster, Office of Development Effectiveness, DFAT
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Panel 3a - Private sector innovation
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Aid effectiveness and the private sector: innovative initiatives for Asia-Pacific’s entrepreneurial development
Rukmani Gounder, Massey University
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Innovative malaria projects through public private partnerships in Papua New Guinea Islands Region
Ross Hutton and Paul Zborowski, Shared Sky Ptd Ltd, on New Ireland Provincial Malaria Alliance with Ray Hughes-Odgers, Director, SSPL
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Private sector roles in service delivery: the complex political economy of local government roles in market facilitation and regulation
Juliet Willetts, University of Technology Sydney
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Hela Provincial Health Authority: a public private partnership model
Stephanie Copus-Campbell, Oil Search Foundation
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Panel 3b - Strengthening health systems
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Possibilities for transformation or more of the same? Ethnic health system development in Shan State, Myanmar
Sharon Bell, Massey University
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Integrated patrols for rural and remote populations in New Ireland with in-service and patrol based training for rural and remote health workers in New Ireland - a combination that delivers
Klara Henderson, Patrick McCloskey and Liz Mackinlay, Australian Doctors International
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Evaluating the effectiveness of a decade of Australia’s investments in pandemics and emerging infectious disease preparedness and response in the Asia Pacific region: are health systems stronger?
Gill Schierhout, University of NSW; Adam Craig, independent public health consultant; Laurence Gleeson, independent animal health and production specialist; and Irene Wettenhall, DFAT

Global health gains: lessons from Asia Pacific disease control
Maxine Whittaker, James Cook University
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Panel 3c - Bringing ‘thinking and working politically’ and gender together II
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Lessons learned from women’s leadership and coalitions in Indonesia
Tanya McQueen, Cardno, and Hannah Derwent, DFAT
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Thinking and working politically to support developmental leadership and coalitions - the gender dimension: The Pacific Leadership Program
Lisa Denney, Rebecca McLaren, La Trobe University; and Peni Tawake, Pacific Leadership Program
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What do effective coalitions for gender equality look like in the Pacific?
Tara Chetty, Pacific Women Support Unit
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Panel 3d - Evaluation in the context of policy and politics
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Evaluation in relation to the politics and effectiveness of aid
Ravi Ram, Independent Evaluator

Marrying public diplomacy and aid evaluation: what is the potential for political-benefits analysis?
Sarah Mason, University of Melbourne
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How much can impact evaluations inform policy decisions?
Eva Vivalt, ANU
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Panel 3e - International climate policy and politics
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Cross-border impacts of climate policies on livelihoods: rethinking the case for international assistance
Jonathan Pickering, University of Canberra

Politics matter! Or why, after more than 10 years and US$45 million in donor funding, Papua New Guinea still hasn’t reduced greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+)
Andrea Babon, Charles Darwin University
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Climate change investment in the Pacific: quality is as important as quantity
Rhona McPhee, DFAT, and Kate Duggan, Griffin-NRM
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Panel 3f - Aid case studies
Unfortunately due to a recorder malfunction, the audio for this session was not recorded

Partnering for effective change - The case of the Australia Africa Community Engagement Scheme (AACES)
Linda Kelly, La Trobe University

Aid effectiveness, partnerships, and international development volunteering
Susanne Schech, Anuradha Mundkur, Flinders University, and Simona Achitei, Scope Global
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Results-based financing of last-mile water projects: a science-of-delivery case for SDG6
Oleh Khalayim, World Bank, and Bob Warner, ANU

Plenary session: The Three-Minute Aid Pitch - ideas to improve Australian aid
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Panel 4a - Working with and through markets to address poverty and exclusion
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Managing Market Systems Development programs and the interaction between programs that build productive capacity and those that leverage the resources of the private sector
Julie Delforce, DFAT
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How and why did Australian aid adopt the MSD approach? What are its key elements?
Alwyn Chilver, Palladium
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Applying an MSD approach in small countries with thin markets and challenging enabling environments: lessons from Fiji and PNG
Mujaddid Mohsin, Country Representative Fiji and PNG, Market Development Facility
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The role of building household and individual productive capacity to increase the effectiveness and inclusiveness of markets
Mark Harwood, World Vision Australia
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Panel 4b - Local actor-led policy development: new evidence-based approaches from Indonesia
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Reconceiving development policy in Indonesia: linking academic and bureaucratic knowledge in the Supreme Court Judicial Reform Agenda
Gita Putri, PSHK
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The process of poverty policy formulation in Indonesia: the role of the SMERU Research Institute
Luhur Arief Bima, SMERU Research Institute
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Building capacity for decision maker-led implementation research in Indonesia
Shita Listyadewi Widodo, PKMK UGM
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Panel 4c - Closing the gender data gap: the Individual Deprivation Measure as a gender-sensitive measure of multi-dimensional poverty
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Why gender matters: Australia’s role in global efforts to close the gender gap
Lachlan Strahan, Sian Phillips, and Felicity Errington, DFAT

Developing a genuinely gender-sensitive measure of multi-dimensional poverty
Janet Hunt, ANU
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Individual measurement matters: insights from Fiji and Nepal
Kylie Fisk and Joanne Crawford, International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA)
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People-centred data: what the IDM offers - a capability approach
Sharon Bessell and Trang Pham, ANU
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Panel 4d - Disability and development: a success story? Next steps
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Setareki Macanawai, Pacific Disability Forum, Fiji
Alison Chartres, DFAT
Jane Edge, CBM Australia


Panel 4e - Humanitarian and disaster response
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MPs as humanitarians: a case study of responses to the 2014 floods in Solomon Islands
Carl Adams, Tearfund New Zealand
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Forecast-based financing: scoping alternatives for early action disaster response in the Pacific
Olivia Warrick, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre; Emily Wilson and Fiona Tarpey, Australian Red Cross
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The Syrian Crisis: the macro and micro impacts of donor education aid in Lebanon
Nina Maadad, The University of Adelaide; Rim El Kadi, ANU; and Minerva Nasser-Eddine, The University of Adelaide
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Panel 4f - The value of research for development
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Getting more development impact through evidence and innovation: lessons from analysis of policy and practice outcomes from the Australian Development Research Awards
Debbie Muirhead, Nossal Institute; Juliet Willetts, University of Technology Sydney; Joanne Crawford, IWDA; Jane Hutchison, Murdoch University; and Philippa Smales, RDI Network

Impact evaluation of Australian aid: how successful was the DFAT-CSIRO Research for Development Alliance
Neil Lazarow, Seona Meharg, James Butler, Jeff Connor, John Kandulu, Kate Duggan, and Christian Roth, CSIRO and Griffin-NRM

Sustaining the international public good of the state-supported research university so to meet SDG4
Albert Schram and Eric Gilder, The Papua New Guinea University of Technology
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Assessing research impact: insights from knowledge system and RAPID framework
Federico Davila, ANU and Sustineo Pty Ltd; Thomas Sloan, Sustineo Pty Ltd; Lorrae van Kerkhoff, ANU; and Andrew Alford, ACIAR

Plenary session: The humanitarian system in crisis
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Robin Davies, ANU
Adam Kamradt-Scott, University of Sydney
Phoebe Wynn-Pope, Australian Red Cross
Paul McPhun, Medecins Sans Frontieres Australia
Jamie Isbister, DFAT


Panel 5a - Beyond capacity building: how development assistance can improve justice outcomes
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WDR 2017, governance and the law
Deborah Isser, World Bank

Promoting justice outcomes through local contest? Solomon Islands through the lens of WDR 2017
Doug Porter, ANU

Creating security in PNG’s settlements? Emerging urban leadership and forms of authority regulating violence, local economies, youth
David Craig, World Bank

“Making big cases small and small cases disappear”: local experiences of justice in Myanmar
Lisa Denney, Overseas Development Institute
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Panel 5b - Labour mobility among Australia’s neighbours
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Backpackers v seasonal workers: learning from Australia’s and New Zealand’s contrasting experiences
Richard Curtain, Stephen Howes, Matthew Dornan, and Henry Sherrell, ANU

Transitional livelihoods: Timorese migrant workers in the UK
Ann Wigglesworth, Victoria University
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Enhancing the development impact of labour mobility in Pacific island countries
Alisi Holani, University of Adelaide

Panel 5c - Donor aid flows, policies and perceptions
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Is it time for another Grand Assize on foreign aid? Some reflections on the Pearson and Brandt Commissions
Patrick Kilby, ANU
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Foreign aid through the lens of newsprint media: a comparative analysis of Australia, New Zealand and the UK
Anthony Swan and Harriet Conron, ANU
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What Australian aid flows show
Matthew Dornan, Terence Wood, and Camilla Burkot, ANU
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Panel 5d - Humanitarian civil-military coordination
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Beth Eggleston, Humanitarian Advisory Group
Viviana De Annuntiis, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Alan Ryan, Australian Civil-Military Centre
COL Amanda Fielding, Australian Defence Force
Yaseen Ayobi, Centre for Humanitarian Leadership


Panel 5e - Global issues in aid and development
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Is there new capacity for redistribution to end three-quarters of global poverty?
Chris Hoy, University of Sydney, and Andy Sumner, King’s College London
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Legal identity in the Post-2015 Development Agenda: promises of inclusion and dangers of exclusion
Christoph Sperfeldt, ANU

Taking SOGI rights seriously
Dennis Altman, La Trobe University

The imperative for reforming the UN Security Council
John Langmore, University of Melbourne
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Panel 5f - Engaging with churches to address gender inequality and violence
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Engaging biblical theology for gender equality in the predominantly Christian Pacific context
Rev Cliff Bird and Bronwyn Fraser, UnitingWorld Pacific
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Responding to victims of violence and working with men as advocates for gender equality
Rev Sereima Lomaloma, Anglican Diocese of Polynesia (Fiji) and House of Sarah

Working ecumenically across seven mainline churches in PNG for a shared theological view of gender equality: the Church Partnership Program
Helen Vavia, United Church PNG Development Unit, Church Partnership Program

Collaborative resonance: engaging faith leaders and communities to address gender-based violence
Abigail Howe-Will, World Vision Pacific and Timor-Leste, and Louise Kilgour, World Vision Australia

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