Published on October 11, 2018
Relief supplies provided by Australian and Unicef Pacific to communities in Tailevu, Fiji in 2016 (DFAT/Flickr/CC BY 2.0)

Have your say on Australian aid – complete the stakeholder survey

By Sachini Muller and Terence Wood

Update: the survey has now closed.

Now’s your chance to have your say about the state of Australian aid!

The deadline has now been extended to 10pm Monday 22 October 2018.

The public phase of the 2018 Australian aid stakeholder survey  is your chance to have your say on the state of the Australian government aid program.

The survey is a tool designed to obtain feedback on the effectiveness of the Australian aid program and provide suggestions for its improvement. Phase 1 of the survey was sent to over 200 senior executives from Australian NGOs and development contractors that are familiar with and involved in the delivery of Australian aid. Phase 2 is available online for all aid stakeholders — and anyone knowledgeable about Australian aid — to complete.

The 2015 survey saw over 400 stakeholders provide feedback on the Australian aid program, giving us valuable insights into the aid program as a whole, as well as detailed information about perceptions of the program, its management by DFAT, and aid volumes.

Now, nearly five years later, has the aid program become more or less effective? Has the use of facilities made program management easier? Have we reversed the loss of expertise that was the aftermath of the AusAID-DFAT merger? These are all questions we explore in the survey, and we’re keen to hear from anyone engaged with the Australian aid program, whether as a recipient, partner, implementer, analyst or advocate.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at

About the author/s

Sachini Muller
Sachini Muller was a Research Officer at the Development Policy Centre. She is currently completing a Master of Globalisation at ANU.

Terence Wood
Terence Wood is a Research Fellow at the Development Policy Centre. His research focuses on political governance in Western Melanesia, and Australian and New Zealand aid.

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