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  1. Joel Negin
    Joel Negin February 19, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Dear Jonathan and Robin,

    Thank you for this fantastic analysis. The excel spreadsheet you created and transparently made available to all (if only AusAID was that transparent!) is very useful. Interesting to see that the cuts are across the board and do not really clearly represent a new strategic focus. And, as you note, unclear how exactly the cuts will be made within each program (ie. in terms of say number of scholarships or vaccinations provided or schools rebuilt, etc).

    The bizarre increase to the Commonwealth (despite its very poor rating in the Multlateral Review) is odd. Something worth doing – and I would be happy to work with you on it – would be to create a figure of score on Multilat Review against funding volume and another against funding % increase. To see if the Review has had any impact on prioritisation of funding by Australian Government or if it was just a nice exercise.

    Joel

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