2020 aid budget breakfast

Humanitarian aid delivered to Port Villa, Vanuatu in support of the disaster relief efforts of the Government of Vanuatu (DFAT CC BY 3.0 AU)
Humanitarian aid delivered to Port Villa, Vanuatu in support of the disaster relief efforts of the Government of Vanuatu (DFAT CC BY 3.0 AU)
Written by Arichika Okazaki

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Australia has entered recession for the first time in nearly 30 years. COVID-19 is not just hurting us, but developing countries and aid donors globally. In our neighbourhood, many Pacific economies are reeling from the drop in tourism and hit to jobs, while other countries are struggling to contain the pandemic itself. Some have faced a health and economic crisis on top of natural disasters and climate change impacts. Meanwhile, Australia’s aid budget has already sunk to historic lows as a percentage of Gross National Income after seven years of cuts.

2020 has been a year like no other, including a delayed October budget. But our annual aid budget breakfast is back, via webinar — BYO breakfast!

Join us on Wednesday 7 October, the morning after the Federal Budget is delivered, as the Devpolicy team goes through the numbers to find out what the future holds for Australia’s aid engagement.

Note: Due to a lack of information about how much aid budget documentation will be provided this year, this event may be cancelled or postponed.

This webinar is free and open to the public. It will be recorded, and the recording will be made available after the event through the Development Policy Centre website.

Arichika Okazaki

Arichika Okazaki is a Program Officer at the Development Policy Centre. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Development Studies from the ANU. He assists in the coordination of the Centre’s events, including the annual Australasian Aid Conference and the PNG Update.

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