This report examines ten years of primary aid for trade data and programming, and its impact on poverty reduction and inclusive growth. The report also considers how these emerging global trends can inform Australia’s own aid for trade agenda.
The threat of a new pandemic remains a key global risk. The Australian Government invested around $194 million between 2006 and 2015 through the aid program to help countries in Asia and the Pacific combat emerging infectious diseases (EIDs), such as avian influenza. Investments were...
As Fiji prepares to chair climate talks in late 2017, Pacific leaders are gathering in Suva to consider what policies to push for. One should be a moratorium on new coal mines.
This discussion paper has been prepared for the public to provide their views on the management and composition of the Humanitarian Programme (the Programme) for 2017–18.
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has been busy since the late 2000s studying the way aid donors manage their relations with development civil society organisations (CSOs). More than studying these relations, they have made some very detailed, managerialist suggestions about how CSOs...
Aid organisation, CARE International, has issued a new report highlighting the top ten most underreported humanitarian crises of 2016.
The report features food crises in Eritrea, Madagascar, North Korea and Papua New Guinea; conflicts in Burundi, Lake Chad Basin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central...
The Abbott Government made important changes to Australia’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) programs, following its election in September 2013.
Large reductions in funding, foreshadowed in the Coalition’s September 2013 pre-election costings, commenced in January 2014. A further series of funding cuts were announced in...
The purpose of the evaluation is to deliver an evidence base that can guide New Zealand government decisions regarding improvements to be made to the Tonga Programme, identify lessons to apply to ongoing and future work in Tonga, contribute to informing the future strategic direction,...
In the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, independent operational evaluations focus on individual aid investments. These evaluations are generally managed by DFAT's country and regional programs.
This Review of Operational Evaluations examined 35 such evaluations completed in 2014. It is the second Review...
This mid-phase review of the current Local Government Technical Assistance Facility for Pacific Island Countries (PacificTA) to inform PacificTA managers, funders and implementers of results to date, and to inform future decision-making, as well as to meet accountability requirements.
Despite significant investments, community-driven development (CDD) projects have yielded mixed successes in different countries and localities, underscoring the need to improve the project model. Recognising the importance of critical success factors (CSFs) in this exercise from different stakeholders’ perspectives and at a project-level ‘micro’ view,...
Australia has an obligation to assist other nations which are yet to experience our levels of prosperity. The OECD target for foreign aid, known as Official Development Assistance, is 0.7% of Gross National Income. We need to meet this level of aid in order to...
Cuts to Australia’s foreign aid budget introduced by Joe Hockey last year are being maintained in the 2016 Budget, resulting in a further $224 million fall to $3.877 billion in 2016-17.
The latest reduction follows the biggest cut on record, with Hockey slashing $1...
This report, 'Australian Engagement with Developing Countries Part 2: Official Sector Statistical Summary, 2014-15', presents statistical details of Australia's development cooperation with partner countries, multilateral and bilateral development agencies, civil society organisations and the private sector. It provides a range of information at the aggregate...
The humanitarian system has a proven ability to produce innovations, but it does so sporadically and often struggles to take good ideas to scale quickly. The system does not consistently invest in innovation, and humanitarian actors have not always been successful at actively managing innovation...
This evaluation identifies what is working and what is not in order to improve the Tonga Police Development Programme management and implementation, and achievement of results, for the remaining duration of its current phase.
Australia operates a dedicated Humanitarian Programme that offers resettlement for refugees and others overseas who are in humanitarian need, and protection for people who arrive lawfully in Australia and engage Australia’s protection obligations.
Each year, the Australian Government seeks the views of the Australian...