Last year saw the biggest cuts ever to the Australian aid program. This year more than $200 million is slated to be cut from the aid budget as part of the 2016-17 Federal Budget. Where will the axe fall? How will the government manage the growing pressures on the aid program, whether from global humanitarian crises, unfolding economic and political events in Papua New Guinea, or climate change? And will the government use the budget to show it is serious about transparency? How much information will be released?
Join us at the Development Policy Centre the morning after the 2016-17 budget is released for the fourth annual aid budget breakfast. For those who cannot make it to Canberra, we will be livestreaming the discussion on the web.
- Professor Stephen Howes, Director of the Development Policy Centre, and colleagues, who will discuss aid volumes, allocations and policies.
- Dr Anthony Swan, Research Fellow at the Development Policy Centre, who will analyse the macro and fiscal context of the budget.
- Ms Jacqui De Lacy, General Manager for Global Strategy at Abt JTA, who will provide commentary on what the budget may mean for contractors, NGOs, and other members of the Australian development community.
The event and livestream begin at 9am AEST, Wednesday 4 May.
If you are planning to attend in person, please register here – this is always one of our most popular events of the year and seats are limited.
We will also be updating the Australian Aid Tracker with updated budget information as soon as it becomes available — be sure to check it out to learn more about Australian aid volumes, allocations and trends.