Amanda Robbins is Managing Director of Equity Economics and Development Partners, a firm committed developing solutions to complex challenges domestically and internationally through more inclusive growth. Amanda previously worked for the Federal Treasury and has extensive experience working across the Asia-Pacific including as Deputy Director of the Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Economic Governance (AIPEG) and as an adviser to the PNG Treasury and the World Bank.
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