The 2015-16 Budget confirmed $1 billion has been carved out of the foreign aid budget – the biggest cuts ever to Australian aid. Devpolicy contributors provided analysis on the numbers, what they will mean for the aid program and the effect they will have on Australia's international standing as an aid donor. Read our 2015 aid cuts coverage here.
Earlier this year, the PNG government banned project fees as part of the Tuition Fee Free policy. But unlike banning school fees, abolishing project fees is unlikely to improve access to education, and may lower quality, writes Grant Walton.
How does Australia’s response to the ongoing crisis in Syria stack up? Devpolicy Associate Joanna Spratt finds Australia’s humanitarian efforts have been strong so far, but risk falling victim to upcoming aid budget cuts.
How do low- and middle-income countries see themselves engaging with development assistance providers in the future? A new OECD Development Co-operation Working Paper by Robin Davies and Jonathan Pickering suggests a changing role for DAC donors over the next decade.
- Alex Erskine on Requiem for Australia’s aid program in Africa
- Phil Dowton on Aid to PNG: a long game
- cherry santos on Anthony Clunies-Ross: contributor to the common good
- John Fargher on Australian aid: the way we were
- Budget 2015: major cuts to foreign aid
Stephen Howes on Radio National Breakfast.
- Aid budget slashed
Stephen Howes on Radio National PM.
- A fair budget? Not for the poor losing Australian aid in record cuts
Stephen Howes writes for The Conversation ahead of Budget 2015.