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140327 Australia's overseas aid and development assistance program


Australia's overseas aid and development assistance program
Australian Senate Committee Report,
27 Mar 2014

In December 2013, the Senate referred matters relating to Australia's overseas aid and development assistance program to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee for inquiry and report by March 2014.

 

The committee's report is structured as follows:

 

Chapter 1 provides a background to the inquiry and summarises key features of Australia's overseas aid and development assistance program and recent events;

Chapter 2 deals with the policy objectives of Australia's overseas aid program and international commitments in relation to aid;

Chapter 3 addresses the issue of the development priorities and delivery of Australia's overseas aid program;

Chapter 4 deals with the integration of the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) into the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) as well as the effectiveness of aid and benchmarking;

Chapter 5 includes consideration of the cuts to funding for overseas aid and the consequences of recently announced cuts; and

Chapter 6 summarises the committee's views and recommendations.