In 2014, the Minister for Foreign Affairs launched a new development policy that changed the way Australian aid is to be delivered. Increasing engagement with our private sector, both in Australia and in developing countries, promoting gender equity and refocusing on the Indo-Pacific region is now underpinning our work to help reduce poverty through enabling and facilitating economic growth.
We want to partner with developing countries across the region. Together we will deliver outcomes. The Australian Government will consult in a meaningful way. We will forge new ways to engage in the region, seeing our aid dollar leveraged by appropriate partnering with the private sector and NGOs, and with other donor countries working in the region.
This report explores best practice domestically and internationally in public-private partnerships, in providing finance, and addressing the impediments or roadblocks which hinder participation and profit-making in the formal economies of developing nations.