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Shaping policy for development

An overview of Lagoro IDP camp in Kitgum District, northern Uganda, 20 May 2007. Manoocher Deghati/IRIN
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Neil Bird
Neil Bird

Neil Bird

Research Fellow, Climate and Environment

Neil Bird's current research focuses on environmental policy and the international funding mechanisms that are being put in place to address climate change in aid-receiving countries. This work complements earlier research on aid architecture, national budgetary processes and sector policy for environment and natural resources.

Governance has been a long-standing theme in much of Neil’s work. He has been involved in a number of studies that have examined transparency and accountability in decision-making within the forest sector. He has also contributed to improvements in regulatory systems, having worked on forest law and regulations, the rationalisation of timber licensing and the development of forest certification.

Neil trained as a forester and has almost twenty years of experience as a development professional. Prior to joining ODI, Neil worked as a long-term adviser within several forest departments, most recently in Guyana (1999 to 2002) and prior to that in Belize (1992 to 1998) and Ghana (1988 to 1991).

BSc (Forestry), MSc (Forestry and its Relation to Land Use).


Climate finance in Tanzania: what is recorded in the national budget?

Publication - Research reports and studies - 19 March 2014
Pius Yanda and Neil Bird
​This paper synthesises findings from the September 2013 report ‘Tanzania National Climate Change Finance Analysis’ prepared by ODI and the Centre for Climate Change Studies at the University of Dar es Salaam, and suggests actions that could improve the effective delivery of climate finance in the country.
Neil Bird

Is climate finance supporting the most vulnerable? Not yet

Opinion - Articles and blogs - 15 October 2013
​'We are fast approaching the annual COP season of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, hosted this year in the Polish capital Warsaw. One theme certain to be high on the agenda is climate finance. This remains a contentious part of the convention discussions, reflecting a longstanding divergence between developed and developing countries.'


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