Foreign aid

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Report

Report of the Inquiry into the human rights of women and girls in the Pacific

This report examines Australia’s important ongoing role in the Pacific, in the light of the recently announced 'Pacific Step-up'. In particular, it focuses on the role of civil society, the advancement of the human rights of women and girls, and the effectiveness of Australia’s overseas...
Report

Time to ‘step up’ the tempo: Australia’s answer to Beijing in Papua New Guinea

This paper argues that the opportunistic nature of Chinese foreign policy demands vigilance from Australian policy-makers. It recommends some ways Australia can use its tools of statecraft to mitigate China’s influence and competition.
Strategy

Climate change action strategy

Climate change is a major risk to sustainable development and is threatening global efforts to eradicate poverty. This strategy document underpins the Australian government's climate investments and assists the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to meet Australia’s climate finance commitments.
Report

Fairer futures: financing global climate solutions

This report outlines a detailed roadmap showing how the Australian government can play its part in easing the burden on the world’s poorest communities now facing climate-fuelled disasters.
Report

Report of the Inquiry into Australia's defence relationships with Pacific Island nations

This report and its recommendations reflect the committee’s belief that Australia’s defence relationships in the Pacific are extremely important and becoming increasingly so, and that additional efforts can and should be made to ensure the security of our region in the years to come.
Policy report

Avoiding a Pacific lost decade: financing the Pacific’s COVID-19 recovery

This policy briefing argues that Australia should establish a $2 billion COVID-19 Pacific recovery financing facility, and advocate for other parts of the international community to increase their own contributions, to help the Pacific recover from the worst economic shock in the region’s modern history.
Report

After COVID-19: volume 2

This volume of 'After COVID-19' builds on volume 1, and identifies some of the future challenges and opportunities as they relate to Australia’s role in the region and the multilateral system.
Strategy

Pacific regional COVID-19 development response plan

Working with Pacific partners to build a region that is secure, stable and economically strong is one of Australia’s highest foreign policy priorities.
Report

Security through sustainable peace: Australian international conflict prevention and peacebuilding

The purpose of this report is to review Australian experience of peace processes and suggest possible approaches for strengthening them.
Briefing paper

Post-pandemic governance in the Indo-Pacific

COVID-19 presents new challenges to the existing governance objectives of USAID’s Indo-Pacific Strategy, especially as great power competitors, like China, use the pandemic as a vehicle to further exacerbate existing democratic backsliding, corruption and disinformation.