Fact Check: Anthony Albanese says Australia is the largest non-NATO contributor to Ukraine. Is that correct?
Anthony Albanese says Australia is the largest non-NATO contributor to Ukraine. Verdict: doesn't stack up.
This report examines New Zealand’s overseas aid contributions against six principles of a quality aid programme that reduces inequality and poverty. The report finds that while New Zealand’s aid contribution has some firm foundations, there is room for substantial improvement.
The Australian government’s Partnerships for Recovery policy presents Australia’s priorities in working globally, and especially with our near neighbours, to minimise the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This report describes and analyses the approaches that African governments are taking to impose restrictions that handicap NGO activity on the continent.
False promises: how delivering education through public-private partnerships risks fueling inequality instead of achieving quality education for all
A growing body of evidence shows that education public-private partnerships which support private schooling, used in a large number of donor funded education systems, are too often failing the most vulnerable children and risk deepening inequality.
This paper identifies ten principles that are crucial to ensuring that aid rises to the challenges involved in helping the poorest countries to meet the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
ODI’s Principled Aid Index visualises data measuring the 29 bilateral donors’ motivations for providing official development assistance. The Index ranks donors according to whether their foreign aid allocations support a principled or parochial national interest. This working paper outlines the conceptual framework that informed the...
This review originated in conversations between the author and various development professionals about value of standing back after 5 years and assessing the impact of the 2013 AusAID-DFAT integration. The intent was to inform the next phase of Australia's international development work so that it...
The Committee reports on its Inquiry into Australia's relationship with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The goal of this program is to improve Indonesia's management of disaster risks and to strengthen cooperation between Australia and Indonesia's on regional humanitarian issues.
This reports suggest that Australia’s aid spending, already at record lows, could be cut further, making our aid contribution proportionately lower than that of Greece.
Aiming to provide insight to funders and researchers on how to maximise development outcomes, this study investigated how development research funded through the Australian Development Research Awards Scheme (ADRAS) has influenced policy and practice.
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.
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.
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 African...
This report outlines findings from an audit that was conducted in order to assess the transparency of the Australian aid program at the project level as of mid-2016, as measured by the availability of information about aid-funded projects on the Department of Foreign Affairs and...
In 1996 DFAT and Australian non-government organisations (NGOs) initiated an accreditation scheme for NGOs participating in the official Australian aid program. Accreditation enables NGOs to participate in the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP). Accreditation acts as a front-end risk management and due diligence process. It...
Changes to Australia’s overseas aid program under the Abbott and Turnbull Governments 2013–2016: key policies and responses
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...
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 of...
Gareth Evans examines how non-state actors are increasingly of more importance in the prevention and resolution of crisis and conflict.
Selected infrastructure investments completed between 2004-2013 by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) were evaluated. The purpose of the evaluation is to independently inform MFAT of improvements that can be made within current infrastructure investments in the Pacific and lessons learned...
The Australian Council for International Development is the peak body of Australian international development NGOs. This book explores ACFID’s history since its founding in 1965, drawing on current and contemporary literature as well as extensive archival material. The trends and challenges in international development are...
Presents new research on the objectives, motivations, and challenges of ‘innovation spaces’ in humanitarian and development work. Introduction The use of the term ‘lab’, more commonly seen in the physical and natural sciences, conjures a sense of a safe haven for experimentation, focused problem solving...
China has diplomatic relations with 8 Pacific island countries: the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Fiji, Niue, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Samoa, Tonga, and Vanuatu. Others recognise Taiwan. China has held two main regional meetings (2006 & 2013) in which it announced a...
The report examined Australia’s support for service systems in decentralised contexts - the evaluation focussed on the health, education and infrastructure (water, sanitation and roads) sectors.