Foreign aid

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Official Development Assistance
Overseas aid
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.
Report

Collective resilience: NZ’s aid contributions in times of inequality and crises

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.
Briefing paper

The hunger virus: how COVID-19 is fuelling hunger in a hungry world

This briefing reveals how 121 million more people could be pushed to the brink of starvation this year as a result of the social and economic fallout from the pandemic including through mass unemployment, disruption to food production and supplies, and declining aid.
Interactive resource

Emerging from COVID, securing Australia’s future: policy responses to the pandemic

Through this interactive resource, Lowy Institute experts provide policy recommendations for Australia to address issues that are critical to our nation’s — and the world’s — successful emergence from the pandemic.
Guide

COVID-19 in the region: a quick guide

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic across Australia’s immediate region is still unfolding. This guide represents a snapshot of the situation as at early June 2020.
Strategy

Partnerships for recovery: Australia’s COVID-19 development response

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.