The Development Policy Centre has run stakeholder surveys of aid experts in 2013, 2015 and 2018. These surveys provide a detailed picture of how the quality of the Australian Government aid program is perceived by expert aid practitioners. Stakeholder surveys have two phases. Phase 1 (with 114 respondents in 2018) targets senior staff from Australian NGOs and aid contracting firms. Phase 2 (with 233 respondents in 2018) is open to anyone with a good knowledge of Australian aid. Data from both phases are available online and in the body of this report. Our findings here stem from responses to Phase 1 of the survey. In 2018, Phase 2 respondents were, on average, marginally more pessimistic in their assessments in most areas. The 2013 Stakeholder Survey basically established a benchmark. The 2015 Stakeholder Survey delivered a clear set of findings: Australian aid was getting worse. The 2018 Stakeholder Survey is more complex to interpret, but brings with it a range of important findings.
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Wood, T., Muller, S. & Howes, S. 2019, ‘Australian aid five years on: The 2018 Australian Aid Stakeholder Survey’, Report, Development Policy Centre, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University.