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  1. Jiesheng
    Jiesheng November 15, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Is that “effectiveness” for Australian resources or effectiveness for the recipient countries?

  2. Dinuk Jayasuriya
    Dinuk Jayasuriya November 15, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Thanks for your question. It’s always about national interest, one way or another. However national interest has multiple lens; for example, securing a country’s bilateral support for free trade (or even their cooperation for stemming irregular boat arrivals), using the aid program may achieve the ‘first’ best foreign policy objective but only the ‘second’ or ‘third’ best development outcome. Under Australia Aid’s new mandate, such an outcome may represent ‘effective aid’.

  3. Jiesheng
    Jiesheng November 14, 2013 at 8:12 am

    How is aid from a bilateral donor never about its national interests?

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