Colin Wiltshire

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Colin Wiltshire is a research fellow in the politics of service delivery at the Department of Pacific Affairs.

Colin recently managed the PNG Promoting Effective Public Expenditure Project, a joint research initiative with PNG’s National Research Institute.

Colin has spent the majority of the last seven years living in PNG, including working in Provincial Administrations as part of the PNG–Australia Sub-National Strategy.

He completed his honours at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at the ANU in 2005 where he initially focused on China and Indonesia before working for AusAID where he was first posted to Timor-Leste and then PNG.

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Colin's research explores the political economy of budget and expenditure practices in PNG and its implications for development outcomes. He has conducted extensive fieldwork in PNG and focuses on applied policy-relevant research. 

This research has involved conducting one of the largest independent expenditure tracking and service delivery surveys in PNG’s history and hosted influential budget forums in PNG.


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